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Average Farmers' Cost of Prodution of Irri 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 1 115 115 150 150 35
2 Nursery used (marlas) 3.494   445   470 55
3 Uprooting, transporting and transplanting (contract)     725   760 35
4 Labour for bund making etc. (m.day) 1.15 120 138 125 143.75 5.75
5 weeding
5.1 manual (m.day) 1.338 120 160.56 125 167.25 6.69
5.2 weedicides (No) 0.655 325 212.875 330 216.15 3.28
6 Plant protection including application 0.812 360 292.32 365 296.38 4.06
7 Farm yard manure including transport and application (50%) 0.196 950 93.1 1000 98 4.9
8 Fertilizer (bags)
8.1 DAP 0.702 1050 737.1 1056 741.31 4.21
8.2 NP 0.197 680 133.96 689 135.73 1.77
8.3 Urea 1.498 500 749 508 760.98 11.98
8.4 Others 0.122   60   65 5
8.5 Zinc Sulphate 0.818 120 98.16 120 98.16 0
9 Fertilizer transport and application 3.337 20 66.74 21 70.08 3.34
10 Irrigation (Nos)
10.1 Canal 15.905   85   85 0
10.2 Private tubewell 4.493 390 1752.27 446 2003.88 251.61
11 Labour used for irrigation and water course cleaning (man day) 5.964 120 715.68 125 745.5 29.82
12 Mark up on investment @ 9.0 % per annum for 6 months on item 1 to 11 minus item 10.1     302.59   376.3 73.71
13 Harvesting,threshing and winnowing (Kgs/acre) 134.1 6.43 862.26 6.63 889.08 26.82
14 Management charges for 6 months     276   305 29
15 Land rent for 6 months (Rs/acre/annum)   2750 1375 2750 1375 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)     10536.12   11463.05 926.94
19 Value of straw     575   600 25
20 Net Cost of Cultivation (items 18-19)            
20.1 with land rent     9961.12   10863.05 901.94
20.2 with out land rent     8586.12   9488.05 901.94
21 Yield per acre (Kgs)     1341   1341 0
22 Cost of production at fram (Rs/40 Kgs)
22.1 with land rent     297.13   324.03 26.9
22.2 with out land rent     256.11   283.01 26.9
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     312.13   340.03 27.9
24.2 without and rent     271.11   299.01 27.9