An Economic Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Paddy Cultivation of Erode District in Tamil Nadu

Keywords: Paddy, Thadappalli Ayacut, Cost & Returns, TE, OLS, Stochastic Frontier Function

Abstract

The study made an attempt to identify the socio-economic characteristics of paddy cultivating farmers of various size groups selected from the sample, to examine the resource use pattern of paddy cultivating farmers of varying size groups, and to evaluate the farm level technical efficiencies in the production of paddy in Thadappalli ayacut of Erode District in Tamil Nadu. The study was confined to a sample of 150 paddy farmer households selected from 5 villages of Thadappalli ayacut in Erode District. A simple percentage, the stochastic production frontier function model of the Cobb-douglas type used to find the results. The findings of the study have policy implications since they not only provide empirical efficiency indicators that can be used to plan farm production, but they also assist us identify the potential for crop production improvement across diverse farming systems based on efficiency. The study’s findings also provide insight into long-term productivity improvement approaches that do not require more resources. Given that education has a considerable impact on technical efficiency, efforts should be made to popularise both formal and informal education among farmers in the area.

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2022-03-01
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Saravanan, A. (2022). An Economic Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Paddy Cultivation of Erode District in Tamil Nadu. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 10(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v10i2.4517
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