Optimal Land Allocation Programming Problems for Agricultural Revenue Maximization in Andhra Pradesh

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-5019    | Article Id: D-5019 | Page : 275-279
Citation :- Optimal Land Allocation Programming Problems for Agricultural Revenue Maximization in Andhra Pradesh.Agricultural Science Digest.2020.(40):275-279
Tirupathi Rao Padi, Kiran Kumar Paidipati, Madhumita Oram kirankumarpaidipati@gmail.com
Address : Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry-605 014, India. 
Submitted Date : 17-08-2019
Accepted Date : 15-01-2020

Abstract

This study is on development of programming problems for optimal allocation of agricultural land to different crops with special reference to Andhra Pradesh State. The prime objective of this study is to provide the management planning to farm people for optimal utilization of agricultural land resources with the objective of maximizing the revenue.  Three programming problems were formulated for the objectives of optimal crop area scheduling with (i) simple LPP, (ii) single goal programming and (iii) multiple goals programming with crop wise goals. Data from the agricultural farmers of AP were collected for ten crops cultivated with nine different methods of farming. While formulating the models, we have considered the issues of  revenue per kg, total yield of the crop, minimum support price per kg, market competitive price per kg, break even revenue, break even cost ( in thousand rupees), minimum investment,  maximum investment, available area for each crop, crop wise arbitrary target value and cost in rupees, etc. Investment for different types of expenditures like ploughing, seeds per kg, plantation, labour, fertilizers, water, rent, picking charges, storage per quintal, etc are considered. The activity ended with exploring the decision variables of finding the optimal land allocation for each crop. 

Keywords

Agriculture revenue maximization Optimal crop planning Simple and multiple goal programming problems

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