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Average Farmers Cost of Producti
 
Average Farmers Cost of Production Estimate of Seed Cotton
 
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 LAND PREPARATION            
  1.1 Deep ploughing 0.2 650.00 130.00 0.20 800.00 160.00
  1.2 Ploughing 2.00 276.00 552.00 2.00 350.00 700.00
  1.3 Planking 1.00 138.00 138.00 1.00 175.00 175.00
  1.4 Ploughing + Planking 3.00 300.00 900.00 3.00 400.00 1200.00
  1.5 Leveling 0.6 280.00 168.00 0.6 400.00 240.00
2 SEED AND SOWING OPERATIONS            
  2.1 Seed (Kgs)+Including delinting Cost 8.00 60.00 480.00 8.00 100.00 800.00
  2.2 Seed Treament     25.00     25.00
  2.3 Sowing            
     2.3.1 Ploughing and Palnking 0.1 300.00 30.00 0.1 400.00 40.00
     2.3.2 Drilling 0.9 276.00 248.4 0.9 350.00 315.00
     2.3.3 Manual labour for sowing. Bund making and gap filling (M.days) 0.25 200.00 50.00 0.25 250.00 62.50
3 IRRIGATION            
  3.1 Canal     95.72     95.72
  3.2 Privated tubewell 3.00 450.00 1350.00 3.00 550.00 1650.00
  3.3 Mixed 1.00 225.00 225.00 1.00 275.00 275.00
4 Labour for irrigation and Water course cleaning (M.Day) 5.00 200.00 1000.00 5.00 250.00 1250.00
5 INTERCULTURE            
  5.1 With Tracted 2.00 276.00 552.00 2.00 350.00 700.00
  5.2 With bullocks 1.00 276.00 276.00 1.00 350.00 350.00
  5.3 Manual weeding/thining (m.days) 4.00 200.00 800.00 4.00 250.00 1000.00
6 PLANT PROTECTION INCLUDING APPLICATION (Weedicides + spray)     3000.00     4000.00
7 FARM YARD MANURE INCLUDING TRANSPORT AND APPLICATION 50% (trolly load) 0.3 550.00 165.00 0.3 600.00 180.00
8 FERTILIZERS: (bags)            
  8.1 DAP 1.5 2750.00 4125.00 1.5 1900.00 2850.00
  8.2 UREA 1.5 590.00 885.00 1.5 710.00 1065.00
9 FERTILIZER TRANSPORT & APPLICATION      120.00     150.00
  TOTAL (1 TO 9)     15315.12     17283.22
10 MARKUP ON INVESTMENTS @ 9% PER ANNUM FOR MONTHS ON ITEMS   (1-9) EXCLUDING WATER RATES 15219.4   913.16 17.187   1031.25
11 LAND RENT FOR 8 MONTHS @ Rs.9000/10000 PA 8.00 750.00 6000.00 8.00 833.33 6666.64
12 AGRICULTURE INCOME TAX (8 Months)     64.69     64.69
13 PAYMENTS TO PICKERS (1/16th OF PRODUCE)Kgs 50.65 36.00 1823.4 50.65 36.00 1823.4
14 CUTTING OF COTTON STICKS (In lieu of sticks) - - - - - -
15 MANAGEMENT CHARGES FOR 8 MONTHS @ RS.7000/8000 PM FOR 100 ACRES 8.00 70.00 560.00 800.00 80.00 640.00
16 SGROSS COST (Items 1 to 15)     2467637     27509.2
17 VALUE OF COTTON STRICKS     -     -
18 NET CULTIVATION COST (Items 16-17)(INCLUDING LAND RENT)     24676.37     27509.2
19 YIELD PER ACRE (Kgs)     810.47     810.47
20 COST PER 40 KGS AT FARM LEVEL     1217.88     1357.69
21 MARKETING EXPENSES: (RS. /40 Kgs)     20.00     30.00
22 COST PER 40 Kgs AT MILL GATE/MANI GATE     1237.88     1387.69
23 INVESTMENT INCENT @ 25%     307.47     346.92
24 SUPPORT PRICE RECOMMENDED     1547.35     1734.61