Before sowing / planting of seeds / seedlings of the Aman Paddy the land has to be prepared by tilling. This post is about the costing of Seedling for Aman Rice / Paddy in several areas in Bangladesh. The previous post was about the cost of oland preparation fr Aman in several divisions in the country. Production cost survey for Aman crop was carried out in March, 2009.
Per acre seed cost by variety of Aman paddy and by division is presented in the above table. The average seed requirement per acre is found 25.37 kilogram which costs almost Tk. 596.84. Per acre seed requirement for Broadcast Aman is much higher than that of Local transplanted, HYV and hybrid varieties. There is a small variation of per acre seed requirement in Local transplanted Aman and HYV Aman. It is observed that per acre seed requirement for hybrid Aman is very low but the cost is very high compared to other varieties of Aman.
It is unearthed from the above table that the average number of laborers required for per acre seed-bed preparation at national level of Bangladesh is 3.61 and their cost is recorded at Tk. 579. Wide variation exists between divisions in the average number of laborers needed for seed-bed preparation for one acre plantation within the different varieties.
Number of labour / labor engaged and cost incurred for plucking of seedlings for one acre plantation by divisions are exhibited in the above table. It is seen from the table that the average number of labor required for plucking of seedlings at national level is 5.50 and their cost is recorded at Tk.871. It is also noticed that the highest number of laborers required in Rajshahi division which is 6.71 followed by Khulna division of 5.95. The lowest number is in Dhaka division which is 3.70. The highest cost is seen in Rajshahi division. Wide variation exists between divisions in the number of labor required for plucking seedlings and also in the cost involved for the purpose.
It is evident from the table that the average number of laborer required for per acre sowing / planting of the crop at national level is 10.14 and their cost is recorded at Tk. 1531. No significant difference exists among cost of laborers of Local transplanted Aman, HYV and hybrid varieties but their vary divisions. In Broadcast Aman, less number of laborers are required for sowing of seeds. In case of transplantation of seedlings a good number of laborers are needed, which is reflected in the above table shown above.
source: BBS BD
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