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Comparative Efficiency of HYVP: Case Study of Udaipur District

S S Acharya
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 4, No. 44 (November 1, 1969), pp. 1755-1757
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40738069
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Abstract

An attempt is made here to compare the farming characteristics of adopters of high-yielding variety of wheat in Udaipur district with those of non-adopters and also the economic aspects of the local and the high-yielding variety. The size of farm was larger among the adopters, most of whom had pumping sets for irrigation. A larger proportion of adopters were educated and had attended training camps. The high-yielding variety gave almost 75 per cent as much grain more as the local variety. The difference in yield levels of local wheat on adopter and non-adopter farms was not, however, significant. The levels of practically all inputs were much higher for the high-yielding variety which was economically superior in every respect except that of return on capital. When viewed in combination with all inputs increasing returns to scale were apparent for the high-yielding variety whereas the local variety revealed returns to scale. [The author wishes to thank the Block Development Officer, Bhinder y and the two Village Level Workers of the area who were very helpful in selection and interviewing of farmers for the study.]

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