Economic Implications of Rice Production Technology in District Shikarpur, Sindh Province

Moula Bux Peerzado, Altaf Ahmed Jalbani, Mumtaz Ali Joyo, Tehmina Mangan


The research was carried out to investigate the “economic implications of rice production technology in district Shikarpur, Sindh province”, with the main objective to find out the socio-economic factors of the study area, to determine the production practices technology of rice crop in the study area, to identify the marketing channels of crop in the study area and to suggest policy measures for sustainable rice production in the study area. The study was conducted by survey method. A well designed questionnaire was prepared. Average water charges per acre incurred by rice farms was Rs. 2000, Average other charges per acre incurred by rice farms were Rs. 4000. So the Average per acre land inputs cost of Rs.24000 incurred on a rice farm, average per acre cost of Rs.23914.5 incurred as labour costs. The costs further indicates that the labour cost in the study area ranged between Rs.20591.83 to Rs.27237.19. Average per acre cost on rice farm on capital inputs is Rs.23231.36, the capital inputs ranges from Rs.16637.97 to Rs.29804.75. Average per acre cost of Rs.81530.74 as marketing cost including loading, unloading, transportation and commission.

Keywords: Rice, production practices technology, average per acre cost

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