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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 40 issue 4 (december 2020) : 408-410

Labour Usage and Productivity in Temperate Fruits Production in Himachal Pradesh A Study of District Shimla

K. Sikander, C. Vishal
1Department of Economics, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla.<br />&nbsp;
Cite article:- Sikander K., Vishal C. (2020). Labour Usage and Productivity in Temperate Fruits Production in Himachal Pradesh A Study of District Shimla. Agricultural Science Digest. 40(4): 408-410. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-5115.
Background: Labour being a principle Factor of production in the Agriculture and has great influence in the crop production, therefore, a study was conducted to understand the labour Man-days and its efficiency in the production of different temperate fruits. From the study, we will try to found labour Man-days used in different farm activities under different temperate fruits and its role in the production of the different fruits.
Methods: In this study field investigation was conducted during the Year 2018-2019 and data of 200 farming households of different farm size were collected from 10 different panchayats of Jubbal & kotkhai Block of district Shimla.
Result: From our study, it was discovered that most labour Man-days utilization per hectare can be seen in Apple production across all farm size as compare to other fruits production. As far as labour productivity per kg is concern it has been observed that it high in apple production as compare other fruit production, however, when we look it from farm size point small farm performance looks better in most of the crops.
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