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ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
Interdisciplinary International Science Journal
Volume 41 (2023)
Page No. 2460
K. K. Singh,
Ankit Kumar Tiwari
Environment and Ecology 41 (4A): 2460—2466, October—December 2023
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.60151/envec/MNJS3471
Resource Use Efficiency of Cucumber (Cucumis
sativus L.) in Sultanpur District of Uttar
Harshit Mishra, K. K. Singh, Supriya, Aditya Bhooshan
Srivastava, Ankit Kumar Tiwari
Received 9 May 2023, Accepted 5 August 2023, Published on 31 October 2023
This study was designed to measure the profitability and resource use efficiency of cucumber production during agricultural year 2021-22 in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The study utilized a multistage stratified purposive cum random sampling technique to select districts, blocks, villages, and respondents. Using a pre-tested questionnaire, primary data and information were collected from 100 cucumber producing farmers, categorized in 66 marginal, 23 small and 11 medium farmers were chosen from the five villages in the Dubeypur block of the Sultanpur district. For functional analysis, Cobb - Douglas production function was employed for estimating resource use efficiency. The t-test for testing the significance of factor elasticities and the F-test for testing the significance of R2 were used. The study revealed that return to scale was found to be increasing in cucumber production and Marginal Value Product was more than one in all the cases except few, which indicate the further chance of investment on variable inputs to get the optimum income. Through comprehensive analysis of financial efficiency measures, it has been revealed that marginal farms exhibit greater profitability in terms of farm business income compared to small and medium-sized farms.
Keywords Cobb-Douglas, Cucumber production, MVP, Resource use efficiency, Return to scale.