Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Economics of sugarcane cultivation in Bagalkot district of Karnataka
Veeresh S Wali, Kiran L Kadam, Upasana Mohapatra and RK Mishra
Sugarcane plays a pivotal role in the agro-industrial economy of India and in fact in the real economy. Sugarcane production for the year 2015-2016 stood at 306.02 million tonnes with yield of 61.94 tonnes per hectare (Indiastat, 2015-2016). The Sugar Industry in Karnataka has more than 50 sugar factories distributed well across the state. The major benefits of Karnataka sugar industry are many as it has generated many facilities in the state such as communication, employment and transport. The sugar industry in Karnataka contributes around ₹36 crore per year to the state exchequer as central excise duty. The study was conducted in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. The secondary data was obtained from District Agricultural office, Bagalkot and the primary data was obtained from farmers of Bagalkot district. Sugarcane growing farmers were purposively selected for the study. Trend analysis was used for assessing the area, production and productivity of sugarcane. Regtression analysis was used to compute the Resource Use Efficiency of the crops. Budgeting technique was used to estimate the cost and returns of the sugarcane cultivation. Sugarcane is a major crop of the study area. It was observed that compound annual growth rates in area under sugarcane (4.26%) was positive and it was positive in the case of sugarcane production (10.25) also. The total cost (₹48,751.86/hectare) incurred by sample farmers in sugarcane cultivation was high as compared to other crops. Besides the net returns realized per hectare of sugarcane cultivation was (₹66,248.14).
How to cite this article:
Veeresh S Wali, Kiran L Kadam, Upasana Mohapatra, RK Mishra. Economics of sugarcane cultivation in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):261-265.