Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)
Opportunity of pearl millet (Bajra) production: A case study in Bihar
Swati Kumari, SM Rahaman, Subhransu Nayak, Kumar Varun Vijay and Sargam Swami
The present study aimed to identify the costs and returns, resource use efficiency, sustainability and the constraints faced by sample farmers in Bajra production. A multistage sampling technique was adopted for selection of 120 sample farmers from four villages of Bhojpur district of Bihar. Cost concept A, Cobb- Douglas production function, modified multi criteria approach and Garrett’s ranking technique was used for analysis. Sample farmers responded that Bajra is more remunerative but less sustainable than rice. They also reported that the independent variables like area, labour and rent paid for leased in land significantly explained the variations in gross returns by 83 per cent and the major constraints faced by them was lack of labour during peak season coupled with high wage rate.
How to cite this article:
Swati Kumari, SM Rahaman, Subhransu Nayak, Kumar Varun Vijay and Sargam Swami. Opportunity of pearl millet (Bajra) production: A case study in Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 272-276.