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Pattern of energy utilization in groundnut cultivation in Rajasthan


Renu Verma, I.P.Singh and Shirish Sharma



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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 148) Last page : ( 159)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412.

Pattern of energy utilization in groundnut cultivation in Rajasthan

Verma Renu1, Singh I.P., Sharma Shirish
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, SK RAU, Bikaner, Rajasthan


JEL Classification: O13, Q2, Q3, Q42

Online published on 1 August, 2013.

The present study was conducted to analysis energy requirement in groundnut crop and relationship between energy inputs and groundnut yield in Rajasthan. The analysis of energy requirement revealed that highest energy was used in irrigation followed by harvesting and threshing and seedbed preparation. The operational energy was found to be highest on large farms followed by medium and small farms. The source-wise energy analysis revealed that diesel, fertilizer, seed and human labour were main energy inputs which affected the groundnut production. The highest use of renewable energy was on small farms while non-renewable energy use was highest on large farms. In groundnut, the energy ratio was 5.27 suggesting that groundnut crop was highly remunerative crop. The analysis of functional relationship between groundnut yield and energy inputs revealed that seed, nitrogen, human, machinery and irrigation energy contributed significantly to the groundnut yield.

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