Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Employment pattern of cropping sequences in Pune district of Maharashtra
Author(s): TB Gaikwad, YC Sale and DB Yadav
Agricultural production constitutes the single largest economic activity in India. In view, it was decided to undertake a study viz., "Employment pattern of cropping sequences in Pune district of Maharashtra" objectives to identify different cropping sequences, to estimate the employment pattern of sample farmers adopting major cropping sequences were studied. The present study was based on the primary data of 90 cultivators for the year 2013-14 spread over the six randomly selected villages of three tahsils. From each selected village, 15 cultivators, 5 from each size group viz., small, medium and large were randomly selected. Thus, total sample consisted of 30 farmers each of small, medium and large size groups. Out of existing sixteen cropping sequences three major cropping sequences viz., Pearl millet-Coriander-Rabi Onion cropping sequence (CS-I) is the dominant cropping sequence which is adopted by 21 farmers followed by Pearl millet-Rabi Sorghum (CS-II) by 20 farmers and Cauliflower-Rabi Potato-Fenugreek (CS-III) by 18 farmers, were selected for present study. Total employment generated was 390.93, 351.72 and 325.10 man days in cropping sequence I, II and III, respectively. Employment generated through crop production 28.19 per cent in cropping sequence I followed by cropping sequence III i.e. 20.25 per cent. The employments generated were more in cropping sequence I, includes crop such as Pearl millet, Coriander and Rabi Onion required more labours. The results of employment function of. three cropping sequences indicate that the variables included in the model were number of earner, number of milch animal, area under vegetable, area under cash crop, gross irrigated area and gross cropped area. In all, six variables included in employment function have jointly explained 78.00 per cent, 70.00 per cent and 69.00 per cent variation for cropping sequence I, II and III, respectively. The highest contribution came from number of milch animal (X2) for cropping sequence I and II and earners (X1) for cropping sequence II and III.
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How to cite this article:
TB Gaikwad, YC Sale, DB Yadav. Employment pattern of cropping sequences in Pune district of Maharashtra. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):2104-2106.