Comparative economics of climate smart rice cultivation systems in Mandya district of Karnataka
Bindu HA and KB Umesh
Rice is an important cereal crop and is the staple food in most of the countries of the world. There is always growing population and increasing demand for food on one hand and on the other there is increasing changes in the climate which is affecting the productivity of the crop and also rice cultivation is effecting the environment. The study is an attempt to assess the economics of climate smart practices such as SRI (System of Rice Intensification), aerobic cultivation, dry seeded rice farming which will aid in sustainable rice production. The total cost of cultivation was found to be highest in conventional method which was Rs. 50926.44 per acre and was lowest in aerobic method (Rs.43.444.07/ha). Similarly, in SRI method and DSR method the cost of cultivation was Rs.48949.92 and Rs.46002.74 per acre, respectively. Across all cultivation systems the yield was found to be highest in SRI method (33.2 quintals) and gross and net returns were also highest in case of SRI method (Rs. 70336 and Rs. 21386.08).
How to cite this article:
Bindu HA, KB Umesh. Comparative economics of climate smart rice cultivation systems in Mandya district of Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(12):5301-5305.