A study on costs and returns of paddy, chilli and cotton growing small and marginal farmers of Khammam district
CH Ramya Sri, Kalla Ashok, P Gayathri, K Sruthi Sai and B Mohan Uday Raj
Agriculture provides livelihood to more than half of the Telangana state’s workforce, is crucial for restoring rural economy. Paddy, chilli and cotton are the three important growing crops in Telangana State of Khammam district as it occupies major area. Paddy is one of the most important staple food crop of India for more than 2/3rd of its population. Chilli is an important vegetable cum spice crop grown in almost all parts of tropical and subtropical regions of the world. India has emerged as the second largest producer of cotton in the world and occupies the first position in terms of total area under crop production. The present study was undertaken in Khammam district in order to find out the costs and returns from each crop from small and marginal farmers. Further the results it revealed that the total cost of paddy worked out to be Rs.89404.03 ha for marginal farmers and Rs.82655.14 for small farmers respectively. In case of chilli, marginal farmers obtained Rs.163609.8ha and small farmers obtained Rs. 210611.In case of cotton the total cost was found to be Rs.74201.23 for marginal farmers and Rs. 99523.53 for small farmers respectively.
How to cite this article:
CH Ramya Sri, Kalla Ashok, P Gayathri, K Sruthi Sai and B Mohan Uday Raj. A study on costs and returns of paddy, chilli and cotton growing small and marginal farmers of Khammam district. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(3S): 244-249.