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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

Price spread, market margin and marketing efficiency in cauliflower marketing in Maharashtra

Author(s):
Kaveri Gosavi, Dr. HR Shinde and AN Ratnaparkhe
Abstract:
The study viz. “Economics of production and marketing of Cauliflower in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra” was conducted in six villages of Sangamner and Akole tehsil of Ahmednagar district. The objectives of the study were to estimate the resource use, costs returns and productivity of cauliflower. Besides this marketing practices and patterns of disposal, marketing cost and price spread were studied. The problems faced by the farmers in production and marketing of Cauliflower in Ahmednagar district were also examined. The study was based on the primary data of cauliflower growers for the year 2019-20, spread over the six randomly selected villages of two tehsils. From each selected village, 15 growers, 5 from each size group viz. small, medium and large were randomly selected. Thus, the total sample consisted of 30 farmers each of small, medium and large size groups.The average per quintal cost of marketing of Cauliflower in channel I was ₹ 81.41 at the overall level. Major items of marketing cost were packaging charges and transportation charges. It accounted for 61.54 and 38.46 percent respectively, while in the case of channel II and channel III the cost of marketing was ₹ 260.32 and ₹ 360.84 respectively which is greater than that of channel Ⅰ. Price spread in marketing of Cauliflower was minimum in channel Ⅰ due to no intermediaries. In channel Ⅰ, the producer's share in consumer's rupee was highest (93.97 per cent). In channel Ⅱ, it was (74.29) per cent and (61.24) per cent in channel Ⅲ. The net price received by the producer was maximum (₹ 1375.22/quintal) in channel Ⅲ than that of channel Ⅰ (₹ 1269.47/quintal) and channel Ⅱ (₹ 1273.89 /quintal).
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How to cite this article:
Kaveri Gosavi, Dr. HR Shinde and AN Ratnaparkhe. Price spread, market margin and marketing efficiency in cauliflower marketing in Maharashtra. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 400-403.

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