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Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)

Costs and returns of cocoon production in sericulture

SD Choudhari, DS Perke and VS Talekar
The present study was conducted to assess economics of Cocoon production in Parbhani district. Sericulture is an agro-industry, the end product of which is silk. Silk is fibrous protein of animal organ produced by the silkworm for spinning a cocoon. Sericulture is a labour intensive agro-industry in all its phases, viz. food-plant cultivation, silkworm rearing, silk reeling and other off-farm activities such as twisting, dyeing, weaving and printing. The present study was attempted to workout cost and returns in Cocoon production. Multistage sampling design was adopted in the selection of district, tehsils, villages and sericulture farmers. Parbhani district was purposively selected on the basis of availability of area under sericulture production. Two tehsils of Parbhani district was selected namely, Purna and Manwat. From each selected tehsil, three villages were selected. The primary data was collected for sixty growers from the study area. For analyzing the data in the present study the analytical technique i.e. application of cost concepts namely variable cost and fixed cost were adopted. The result showed that the gross return from per hectare mulberry garden estimated was Rs. 263182.5 with cost of cultivation Rs. 130680.20. In regard to cocoon production the gross return from 4.16 batches was Rs. 279442.42 and from one batch it was Rs. 67173.66. Total cost from 4.16 batches calculated was 133507.2 on the other hand from one batch it was Rs. 32093.08. Net profit obtained was Rs. 145935.21 and Rs. 35080.58 from 4.16 and one batch, respectively. The output - input ratio obtained was 2.09 whereas per kg cost of cocoon production obtained was 215.82.
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How to cite this article:
SD Choudhari, DS Perke and VS Talekar. Costs and returns of cocoon production in sericulture. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(1S): 209-211.

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