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Average Farmers Cost of Producti
 
Average Farmers Cost of Production Estimate of Maize In
 
the Punjab For the Year 2009-10
 
               
Sr.No Operations / Inputs Average no of oers/Units/Acre 2008-09 Crop Average no.of oprs/units/acre 2009-10 Crop
Cost/Unit Cost/acre Cost/Unit Cost/acre
Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs.
1 PREPARATORY TILLAGE            
  1.1 Ploughing 3.00 276.00 828.00 3.00 350.00 1050.00
  1.2 Planking 2.00 138.00 276.00 2.00 175.00 350.00
2 Seed Bed Operations            
  2.1 Ploughing 2.00 276.00 552.00 2.00 350.00 700.00
  2.2 Planking 1.00 138.00 138.00 1.00 175.00 175.00
  2.3 Sowing of sets (M.day) 1.00 200.00 200.00 1.00 250.00 250.00
  2.4 Bund Making (M.day) 0.50 200.00 100.00 0.50 250.00 125.00
3 Seed             
  3.1 Seed (Kgs) Hybrid 10.00 300.00 3000.00 10.00 325.00 3250.00
4 FARM YARD MANURE            
  4.1 Farm Yard Manure (Trolly) 2.00 500.00 1000.00 2.00 600.00 1200.00
  4.2 Labour for Spreading Manure & Transportation (M.day)     200.00     250.00
5 FERTILIZER            
  5.1 Urea 3.50 590.00 2065.00 3.50 710.00 2485.00
  5.2 DAP 2.00 2750.00 5500.00 2.00 1900.00 3800.00
  5.3 sop 2.00 2200.00 4400.00 2.00 2200.00 4400.00
  5.4 Transportation 7.50 10.00 75.00 7.50 12.00 90.00
  5.5 Fertilizer Application (M.day) 1.00 200.00 200.00 1.00 250.00 250.00
6 Irrigation            
  6.1 Cleaning of water courses (M.day) 0.5 200.00 100.00 0.5 250.00 125.00
  6.2 Canal Irrigation     95.72     95.72
  6.3 Tubewell Irrigation Charges 4.00 450.00 1800.00 4.00 550.00 2200.00
  6.4 Labour Charges For Irrigation 2.00 200.00 400.00 2.00 250.00 500.00
7 Interculture            
  7.1 Hoeing I Weeding (M.day) 4.00 200.00 800.00 4.00 250.00 1000.00
  7.2 Hoeing I Weeding (Bullocks) 1.00 200.00 200.00 1.00 250.00 250.00
8 Weedicides             
  8.1 Cost of Weedicides/Application     500.00     500.00
9 Plant Protection            
  Treatments with manual including Labour Charges of Application     800.00     800.00
  Total (1-9)     23229.72     23845.72
10 Markup On Investment @ 9% For 6 Months On Item (19-) Excluding Water Rates   23134.00 1041.03   23850.00 1073.25
11 HARVESTING            
  Harvesting & Threshing Charges (M.day) 8.00 200.00 1600.00 8.00 250.00 2000.00
12 Land Rent For 6 Months @ Rs. 11000/12000 PA 6.00 916.67 5500.00 6.00 1000.00 6000.00
13 Agricultural Income tax (6 Months)     48.52     48.52
14 Management Charges for 6 Months of A Manager @ 7000/8000 PM For 100 Acers 6.00 70.00 420.00 6.00 80.00 480.00
15 Gross Cost (Items 1 to 13)     31839.27     33547.49
16 Yeild Per Acre      2552.00     2552
17 Value of Straw      500.00     500.00
18 Net Expenditure (15-17)     31339.27     33047.00
19 Cost Per 40 Kgs at Farm Level     491.21     517.99
20 Marketing Expenses: (Rs/40 Kgs)     18.00     22.00
21 Cost Per 40 Kgs at Mandi gate     509.21     539.99
22 Investment Incentive @ 25%     127.30     135.00
23 Support Price Recommended     636.51     674.98