Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Economics of Snake gourd production in Konkan region
Shilpa Mathew, Dhande SD, Salve RN and Ekamalli PC
India is the second largest producer of vegetables and the diverse agro-climatic conditions in the country make it possible to grow almost all varieties of fresh vegetables in the country. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the economic analysis of snake gourd production in Raigad district of Maharashtra pertained to the years 2015-16 with a view to analyse cost, returns, profitability and resource use efficiency. The study was based on the primary data collected from 120 snake gourd growers from selected villages in Pen and Panvel tehsils of Raigad district. The analysis of per hectare profitability of snake gourd crop indicated that, the snake gourd cultivation was a profitable enterprise at all levels of costs with a benefit-cost ratio of 1.51. The MVP to MFC ratio was more than one and this indicated that the snake gourd crop had further advantage in expanding the output level under given conditions of production.
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Shilpa Mathew, Dhande SD, Salve RN and Ekamalli PC. Economics of Snake gourd production in Konkan region. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):456-459.