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Water-saving Rice Production Technologies in Krishna Western Delta Command of Andhra Pradesh – An Economic Analysis


  • Radha, Y.
  • Reddy, K. Yella
  • Rao, G. Subba
  • Chandra, S. Ramesh
  • Babu, G. Kishore


The economic analysis of water-saving rice production technologies, viz. system of rice intensification (SRI), semi-dry and rotational irrigation vis-à -vis farmers’ practice has been carried out based on the study executed in Modukuru pilot area of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Among the three water-saving rice production technologies analyzed, the total cost of cultivation has been recorded highest in SRI (Rs 58645/ha), followed by rotational (Rs 47140/ha) and semi-dry (Rs 39321/ha). But, the per hectare yield has been found highest in SRI (6.85 t), followed by semi-dry (6.66 t) and rotational (6.2 t), inferring that all the three technologies have recorded higher yields over farmers’ practice of 5.5 t/ha. However, the net returns and B-C ratio are maximum in semi-dry (Rs 43,484/ha; 1.11), followed by rotational (Rs 30,085; 0.64) and SRI (Rs 26,466/ha; 0.45) methods. Similarly, the water-use efficiency has been found highest in SRI (8.53 kg/ ha-mm), followed by semi-dry (8.02 kg/ha-mm) and rotational (7.33 kg/ ha-mm) methods, while the water-use efficiency benefit (Rs/ha-mm) has been recorded maximum in semi-dry (52.39), followed by SRI (42.08) and rotational (35.56) methods. With the initiation of Andhra Pradesh Water Management Project, Bapatla, the area under semi-dry rice cultivation has been found increasing over a period of four years, from 0.6 ha in 2004-2005 to 22 ha in 2007 -2008.

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  • Radha, Y. & Reddy, K. Yella & Rao, G. Subba & Chandra, S. Ramesh & Babu, G. Kishore, 2009. "Water-saving Rice Production Technologies in Krishna Western Delta Command of Andhra Pradesh – An Economic Analysis," Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Research Association (India), vol. 22(2009).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aerrae:57493

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    1. Haldar, Surajit & Honnaiah, T.B. & Govindaraj, Gurrappa Naidu, 2012. "System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of rice cultivation in West Bengal (India): An Economic analysis," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126234, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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