Resource Use Efficiency and Returns to Investment in research of Pearl Millet in Rajasthan

Shaktawat, S and Singh, I P and Nagaraj, N and Sharma, S (2012) Resource Use Efficiency and Returns to Investment in research of Pearl Millet in Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Economic Development, 8 (4). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2277 5412

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Abstract

The present study was conducted in Jodhpur and Nagaur districts of Rajasthan under HOPE project funded by BMGF foundation. The average technical efficiency for rain-fed and irrigated farmers was 0.42 and 0.84 respectively. The results revealed that 78.38 percent rain-fed farms were operating at technical efficiency rating of < 0.50 and 35.00 percent. Irrigated farms were found to operate at technical efficiency rating bepveen 0.81 and 0.90. The returns to investment in research analysis revealed that NPV was estimated to be extent of X489.94 million. The internal rate of return to investment in research on pearl millet improvement was estimated to be 28per cent. The B:C ratio was worked out to be 1.41 indicating that returns to investment in research on pearl millet improvement and release o f HHB 67-Improved was highly profitable research investment contributing to the economic welfare to the society.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Technical efficiency, NPV, economic welfare and investment
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 05:19
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6627
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