Productivity, Input and Operational Costs and Marketing Efficiency of Guar [Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (L.) Taub]: A Legume Crop in Haryana

DOI: 10.18805/LR-4049    | Article Id: LR-4049 | Page : 861-865
Citation :- Productivity, Input and Operational Costs and Marketing Efficiency of Guar [Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (L.) Taub]: A Legume Crop in Haryana.Legume Research.2020.(43):861-865
Mohinder Singh and Rajesh Kathwal and Ella Rani kt1977rajesh@gmail.com
Address : Department of Economics, Baba Mastnath University, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak-124 021, Haryana, India.
Submitted Date : 11-06-2018
Accepted Date : 12-08-2019


A field study was conducted in Sirsa, Bhiwani and Hisar in Department of Economics, Baba Mastnath University Rohtak to study the productivity, economics and marketing efficiency of guar during the year 2014-15. It was found that among the operational costs for cultivation of guar, the preparatory cost was significantly higher in Hisar (` 2834/ha) as compared to Sirsa and Bhiwani, while the pre-sowing irrigation was higher in Sirsa district. The sowing costs was significantly higher in Sirsa (` 957/ha). Threshing and transportation costs were significantly higher in Sirsa (` 3924 and ` 350). FYM, DAP, irrigation and chemical weeding were significantly positively correlated with yield. Marketing channel-III (producer and processor only) was found most efficient with an efficiency of 12.03. 


Correlation Guar Yield Input Operational cost Marketing efficiency


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