Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)
Allied Agro Avenue for farm profitability in Dryland systems by palm Gur production: An economic analysis
Srinivasan G and K Arulmani
Dryland agriculture is water-limited; thus, improvements must come about primarily by improving the efficiency of water use. Palm Trees, such as the Palmyra, are always efficiently utilize the available water supply and the water demand can also be matched in drought summer season<em>. </em>Therefore greater degree of control and a higher level of knowledge of the system that farmers have in the Dryland areas have to be utilized effectively for sustainable agriculture. One such indigenous technique which are developed to make dry land agricultural systems more sustainable is palmyra cultivation and its value addition. At this juncture, this paper discuss about value addition in Palmyra palm in specific, palm gur production<em> </em>with the following specific objectives (i) To analyse the output of palmgur industry under different farm size and (ii) to offer policy implications based on the study.<em> </em>Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu was selected for this study. The study found that the cost and output increase as the farm size increases. It is due to the fact that the large farm size spend more money for labour force than any other farm size. Moreover, the production is also higher in the large size farms. Reduction in the cost involved in tapping and collecting the juice and transporting it to central places of manufacturing, improved labour saving devices for the tappers especially various mechanical devices and training of skilled tappers and preservation of the palmyrah juice till it is used for gur manufacturing are the specific suggestions from this study. Adopting suitable policy measures in palm gur sector is essential to make value addition from palmyra is economically viable and to do Palmyra cultivation is sustainable.
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Srinivasan G and K Arulmani. Allied Agro Avenue for farm profitability in Dryland systems by palm Gur production: An economic analysis. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):333-334.