A study on post-harvest losses and constraints in banana cultivation in Vaishali district (Bihar)
Priyanka Kumari and Sanjay Kumar
The study was conducted during 2017-18 entitled “post-harvest losses at different stages during marketing and constraints in banana cultivation in Vaishali district (Bihar).” A extended survey was conducted in Vaishali district and its major fruit markets to signify the entitled objective of post-harvest losses in banana. The total post-harvest losses in banana were found to be 2.90% of total farm produce. There were various sources of losses which include disease, inefficient harvesting techniques, transportation and loading, packing and packaging, as well erratic post-harvest techniques leading to major losses physically and economically. Total post-harvest loss was estimated 15 quintal/hectare quantitatively. Major constraints during the study was found to be high cost of fertilizer and less awareness about new technologies among different farm size group followed by a high transportation cost was the major marketing constraints.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Kumari, Sanjay Kumar. A study on post-harvest losses and constraints in banana cultivation in Vaishali district (Bihar). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):93-95.