Cost of cultivation


  • The total cost involved in growing a crop in an unit land area, usually one hectare, is termed as cost of cultivation.
  • Considering the grain or green fodder yield, the total cost involved to produce one kg of grain or one kg of green fodder is termed as cost of production.
  • The expenditure on growing a crop, starting with land preparation and sowing to harvesting, processing and transport are included in the cost of cultivation.
  • The other costs such as land lease, land cess, interest on borrowings and proportionate costs on fixed assets like farm structures, implements, wells, pumpsets, etc.¬†also need to be ¬†included in the total cost of cultivation.
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