Constraints of Soybean Production by Farmers in Wardha District, Maharashtra, India

Chirag B. Channe *

Department of Agriculture Economics, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Science, Prayagraj-211007, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mukesh K. Maurya

Department of Agriculture Economics, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Science, Prayagraj-211007, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The Present study, conducted during the agriculture year 2022-2023 with a sample size of 80 farmers of who cultivates soyabean in the Wardha District of Maharashtra. Multi-stage sampling technique was used for selection of districts, blocks, villages, and respondents in the study area. Primary data was collected from 80 soybean growers in ten randomly selected villages: Ajansara, Bopapur, Chincholi, Daroda, Pipari, Sawangi, Umari, Pohana, Nandgaon, and Wela. The Respondents were divided into three size groups on the basis of the size of their land holdings. A total of 80 respondents were selected, and the data was collected with the help of schedule. The study reveals that the farmers had marginal farms (45%), followed by small (35%) and medium (20%) farms. It has been seen that most respondents live in nuclear families (75%), and 25% live in joint families. The study also revealed that the marginal farmer has an annual income up to Rs.20,000, followed by the small farmer, who has an annual income between Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000. The medium farmer annual income above Rs.50,000 per year. The major constraints on the production of soybean, as presented by garrett ranking in the present study are non-availability of seed material, labour, implements hired for operation in time. There also difficulties in pest and disease control non-availability of fertilizer in time.

Keywords: Family size, annual income, garrett ranking, constraints, production, soybean


How to Cite

Channe , Chirag B., and Mukesh K. Maurya. 2023. “Constraints of Soybean Production by Farmers in Wardha District, Maharashtra, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (9):1705-12. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92401.

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