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Comparative Economics of Seed Production Vis-a-Vis Commercial Grain Production of Paddy in Puducherry

  • A Pouchepparadjou
  • K Thimmappa
  • G Sarada
  • K Vijayasarathy
  • K S Kumaravel
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    This study attempts to examine the economics of paddy seed production vis-a-vis commercial grain production and the variables that are discriminating the seed production from commercial production in union territory of Puducherry. Primary data on the cost of cultivation of both seed crop and commercial production of paddy were collected from 120 selected sample farmers through a suitable pre-tested schedule. The conventional tabular and linear discriminant functions were used to analyze the data. The findings of the study indicate that the cost of cultivation is higher in seed production as compared to the commercial production of paddy. But the total return is higher in seed production than commercial crop production. Further, the results of discriminant analysis reveal that there are noteworthy differences in the gross return between seed production and commercial production of paddy. Besides, it is evident from the analysis that the expenditure on miscellaneous items also contributed to the significant differences between the seed and commercial production of paddy.

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    Article provided by IUP Publications in its journal The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): VI (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 47-54

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    Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:06:y:2009:i:1:p:47-54
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