Impact analysis of university released onion varieties on farm economy
Nirpal RS, VG Pokharkar, DB Yadav and VR Joshi
In this study, impact analysis of university released onion varieties was analysed and quantified using Partial budgeting approach. For this purpose, varieties released by the Onion Research station Pimpalgaon Baswant, Nashik and Scheme for Research on onion storage Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri have been considered as they were appreciably performing with increasing adoption over time. The total additional cost (direct + indirect) of university released varieties over other competing varieties was observed to be Rs. 25079.75 per hectare. However, the reduced costs (or saving) and added returns due to university released varieties over other competing varieties was Rs. 71445.47 Thus, the total economic worthiness of university released onion production technology over other competing varieties of onion in the region was Rs. 46365.72 per hectare for the year 2019-20. The gross and net economic impact of onion variety to the farming community in Maharashtra state for 18 years (2002-03 to 2019-2020) was Rs. 44957.34 crores and Rs. 4685.87 crores, respectively. Therefore, it is advocated that government may allocate substantial funds for research and extension in onion crop.
How to cite this article:
Nirpal RS, VG Pokharkar, DB Yadav and VR Joshi. Impact analysis of university released onion varieties on farm economy. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 430-435.