Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Economics of cost of cultivation of Greengram in Gadag district of Karnataka
Sangamesh Angadi and BL Patil
The present study attempted to estimate the cost of cultivation of Greengram in the Gadag district of Karnataka. The multi-stage random sampling procedure was adopted to choose the sample farmers. In the first stage, Gadag district was selected based on highest greengram area. In second stage, taluks having highest area under greengram ware selected. Later two villages from each taluk having highest area under greengram crop were selected in the third stage. Finally, sample of thirty farmers were chosen from each of these selected villages randomly. Thus, the total sample size selected for the present study was totaled to 180. The data pertained to the agricultural year 2014-15. Tabular analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that among the three categories of farmers the total cost incurred by the small farmers was the highest ( 22889.08/ha) as compared to medium and large farmer ( 22653.45/ha and 22268.21/ha). Net returns per hectare obtained by large farmers were the highest ( 18479.79/ha) as compared to small and medium farmers ( 16430.92/ha and 17138/ha respectively). The gross returns obtained per hectare by overall category of farmers were 39953.33 with a yield of 5.93 qtls/ ha. The total variable cost incurred per hectare by small farmers was high ( 18285.25/ha) as compared to medium and large farmers ( 17916.33/ha and 17411.44/ha respectively), and B: C Ratios was 1.77 for the overall study area.
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Sangamesh Angadi and BL Patil. Economics of cost of cultivation of Greengram in Gadag district of Karnataka. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):1206-1210.