|Author:||Sarkar, A. N. ; Hanamashetti, J. S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
A comparative analysis was conducted of the financial and economic viability of the cultivation of sugarcane and grapes under drip-irrigation and non-drip-irrigation conditions in Ahmednagar and Nashik districts, Maharashtra, India. Data were obtained from a sample of 52 farmers (40 drip irrigation adopters and 12 non-adopters). Costs of cultivation, productivity, water and electricity consumption/savings, and incomes/returns were examined. The results establish the fact that drip irrigation conserves water and electricity, minimizes conveyance losses, results in higher yield and income, and has a higher benefit-cost ratio as compared to conventional (i.e., flood) irrigation.
|Pages:||1 - 31|
|Journal:||Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development|
cost benefit analysis, crop production, economic viability,energy consumption, farm income, grapes, irrigation systems, productioncosts, productivity, returns, sugarcane, trickle irrigation, water use,water use efficiency, India, Maharashtra, Saccharum, Saccharumofficinarum, Vitis, Vitis vinifera, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Saccharum, Vitidaceae,Rhamnales, dicotyledons, Vitis, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, India, energy use, energy utilization,Vitaceae, Agricultural Economics (EE110), Horticultural Economics(EE111) (New March 2000), Income and Poverty (EE950), HorticulturalCrops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Production (FF100), Soil WaterManagement (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Energy (PP100), Water Resources (PP200)