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Table 8 Profitability of Aus rice production (Tk./ha).

From: Government input support on Aus rice production in Bangladesh: impact on farmers’ food security and poverty situation

Particulars Farmers’ categories
Supported Non-supported
Variable costs   
 Human labour 17,700 17,340
 Power tiller 3705 3705
 Seed/seedlings 4940
Fertilizers   
 Urea 2470
 DAP 1383
 MoP 988
 Total 4841
Herbicides and insecticides 200 600
 (1) Total variable cost 21,605 31,426
Fixed costs   
 Land use cost 6990 6990
 Interest on operating capital 1296 1886
 (2) Total fixed cost 8286 8876
 (3) Total cost 29,891 40,302
Return from Aus rice production   
 (4) Gross return 49,920 51,220
 (5) Gross margin (4 - 1) 28,315 19,794
 (6) Net return (4 - 3) 20,029 10,918
 (7) Benefit–cost ratio (BCR) (4 ÷ 3) 1.67 1.27
 (8) Profitability ratio 1.83*** (0.007)  
  1. Figure within the parenthesis indicates percentages of farmers; *** indicates significant at 1% probability level