TECHNICAL AND ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY IN MAIZE PRODUCTION IN KARNATAKAShilpa P. Chowti and H. Basavaraja
The present study was conducted in Haveri district of Karnataka state. For evaluating the objectives of the study, the required primary data for the year 2011-12 was collected from sample of 120 farmers fallowing multistage random sampling technique through personal interview method with the help of pre-tested and well structured schedule. Study attempted to examine the technical and allocative efficiency in major maize hybrids in the study area. Cobb-Douglas production function was estimated to analyze relationship between resources and productivity of maize. The production elasticities for seeds and fertilizers in CP-818 hybrid were positive and significant whereas, in NK-6240 hybrid, the production coefficients for plant protection chemicals and seeds were positive and significant. The average technical efficiency was slightly higher for NK-6240 hybrid (82%) as compared to that of CP-818 hybrid (79%). The ratio of MVP to MFC for seed, fertilizer and PPC was more than one in CP-818 hybrid whereas, in NK-6240 the ratio was greater than one for seed and PPC indicating under utilization of resources.
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