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Average Farmers' Cost of Prodution of Basmati Paddy in the Punjab: 2005-06 and 2006-07 Crops
Sr.No Operations / inputs Average No./Oprs/ Unit/acre 2005-06 Crop 2006-07 Crop Change in 2006-07 over 2005-06
Rate per unit Cost per acre Rate per unit cost per acre
1 Land preparation
1.1 dry ploghing 4 160 640 210 840 200
1.2 wet ploughing 2 230 460 300 600 140
1.3 wet planking 2 115 230 150 300 70
2 Nursery used (marlas) 3390   445   495 50
3 Uprooting, transporting and transplanting (contract)     725   760 35
4 Labour for bund making etc. (m.day) 0.984 120 118.08 125 123 4.92
5 weeding
5.1 manual (m.day) 1.154 120 138.48 125 144.25 5.77
5.2 weedicides (No) 0.367 325 119.275 330 121.11 1.84
6 Plant protection including application 0.786 360 282.96 365 286.89 3.93
7 Farm yard manure including transport and application (50%) 0.2 950 95 1000 100 5
8 Fertilizer (bags)
8.1 DAP 0.585 1050 614.25 1056 617.76 3.51
8.2 NP 0.089 680 60.52 689 61.32 0.8
8.3 Urea 1.146 500 573 508 582.17 9.17
8.4 Others 0.134   60   65 5
8.5 Zinc Sulphate 0.316 120 37.92 120 37.92 0
9 Fertilizer transport and application 2.27 20 45.4 21 47.67 2.27
10 Irrigation (Nos)
10.1 Canal 10.776   85   85 0
10.2 Private tubewell 8.321 415 3453.22 475 3952.48 499.26
11 Labour used for irrigation and water course cleaning (man day) 6.116 120 733.87 125 764.45 30.58
12 Mark up on investment @ 9.0 % per annum for 6 months on item 1 to 11 minus item 10.1     353.28   445.46 92.18
13 Harvesting,threshing and winnowing (Kgs/acre) 89.28 13.2 1178.5 12.75 1138.32 -40.18
14 Management charges for 6 months     276   305 29
15 Land rent for 6 months (Rs/acre/annum)   3500 1750 3500 1750 0
16 Land ravenu,local rate,pachotra etc.     5   5 0
17 Average land tax @ Rs 120/acre/annum for 6 months   131 65.5 131 65.5 0
18 Gross cost (item 1 to 17)     12545.25   13693.29 1148.04
19 Value of straw     1000   1050 50
20 Net Cost of Cultivation (items 18-19)            
20.1 with land rent     11545.25   12643.29 1098.04
20.2 with out land rent     9795.25   10893.29 1098.04
21 Yield per acre (Kgs)     893   893 0
22 Cost of production at fram (Rs/40 Kgs)
22.1 with land rent     517.14   566.33 49.18
22.2 with out land rent     438.76   487.94 49.18
23 Marketing charges i.e Loading,transport,comission,weighment (Rs/40 Kgs)     15   16 1
24 Cost of  production at market level (RS/40 Kgs)
24.1 with land rent     532.14   582.33 50.18
24.2 without and rent     453.76   503.94 50.18