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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Aromatic Rice in Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Urmila Bhagat and Dr. KNS Banafar
Abstract: The present study is based on an economic analysis of production and marketing of aromatic rice with the following objectives: To work out the cost and returns of aromatic rice in the study area. To find out the marketing pattern of aromatic rice in the study area. The present study was conducted in Balrampur district of northern hills of Chhattisgarh. Out of six blocks of the district, three blocks, namely Balrampur, Shankargarh, and Kusmi were selected randomly for the study. A sample of one hundred fifty farmers were selected for the study. The primary data from the farmers has been collected through personal interview method with the help of well designed schedule for the year 2014-15. The canal was observed as a major source of irrigation. The average cropping intensity was observed 137.24 percent. The average size of holding of aromatic rice growers was 2.25 hectares. On an average the cost of cultivation per hectare of Jeeraphool variety of aromatic rice was calculated at Rs.35236.04. Among different cost items contribution of total labour cost was 54.85 percent to the total cost in case of Jeeraphool variety of aromatic rice. Gross income for Jeeraphool variety was found to be Rs.64089.20. On an average input-output ratio of aromatic rice varities i.e., Jeeraphool came to 1:1.81. On an average marketable surplus in Jeeraphool variety was worked out to 73.21 percent. On an average the disposable pattern of the sampled households were found that in case of Jeeraphool 49.86 percent of the sampled households sold their produce to retailers followed by co-operative society i.e., 37.79 percent. Study also suggested that the establishment of farmer’s cooperative society or sale society will not only solve money problems of small and medium farmers but also reduces the role of commission agents in the production and marketing of aromatic rice in the state and some specific minimum support price should be declared for aromatic rice to ensure benefit for the producers and also to maintain the precious biodiversity of aromatic rice in the Chhattisgarh state.
How to cite this article:
Urmila Bhagat and Dr. KNS Banafar. An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Aromatic Rice in Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh. 2017; 6(6S): 206-209.