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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Special Issue 2 (2021)

Economic analysis of bamboo cultivation in Nagpur district

Author(s):

NV Shende, UT Dangore, NT Bagde and VJ Rathod

Abstract:
The present study was undertaken to analyze the cost and returns of Bamboo cultivation. The proposed study was undertaken in Nagpur district of Vidarbha region. The data was pertained for the year 2019-2020. The total area under forest and under bamboo in Maharashtra were 947992 hectares and 474915 hectares respectively during the year 2017-18. Highest forest area and highest area under bamboo in Maharashtra State was observed under the circle of Gadchiroli. Average family size of selected cultivator was 5 members. All farmers selected for the study are educated. The total land holding was 4.60 hectares. The gross cropped area was 4.78 hectare and cropping intensity was 112.74 per cent. Area under bamboo cultivation was 40.59 per cent. The total up to 5th years per hectare man days requirement for cultivation of bamboo was 478.36 days. The total cost required for establishment of bamboo up to 5th year was Rs. 308920.64/ ha. Number of clums per clump was increasing from 4th year to 9th Year onwards i.e. from 20 to 32 clums per plant, where as number of clump per hectare was 1110 and weight in Kg/culm was 18. Biomass per hectare was increase from 4th year to 9th year onward i.e. 400 tonns to 644 tonns. The gross returns per hectare was also increasing from 4th year to 9th years onwards was Rs. 313286 to Rs. 504551. The Yield in tonne/ha and Gross Return Rs/ha was increasing from 4th year to 9th year onwards. The positive value of NPW indicate that, the bamboo cultivation is a profitable venture. The B-C ratio was arrived 1: 1.91 indicate that, the bamboo cultivation is a profitable venture. The IRR is more than double (24.50) as compare highest discount factor i.e. 11 %. IRR indicate that, the bamboo cultivation is a profitable venture for long term. Hence it is suggested that, Government may promote the bamboo cultivation as “block plantation” on farmers as well as Government fallow land of the state, which will help to enhancing the income of the farmers, It also help to maintain the ecology of the region.

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How to cite this article:
NV Shende, UT Dangore, NT Bagde and VJ Rathod. Economic analysis of bamboo cultivation in Nagpur district. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2S):91-97.

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