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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

A study on physical and economical post harvest losses of banana in Goalpara district of Assam

Author(s):
Mihirjit Patowary, Dr. Sanjay Kumar and Vikas Singh
Abstract:
The study entitled “A study on Physical and economical post harvest losses of Banana in Goalpara district of Assam” was conducted in Goalpara District of Assam in the Agricultural year 2021-22. An extended survey was conducted in Goalpara district to assess the Physical post harvest losses occurring in various stages of marketing of Banana and at various marketing channels. The Physical post harvest losses were assessed in Kg per quintals and the economic post harvest losses in Rupees per quintals. During the study it is found out that the total post harvest losses was around 18.61 kg/quintals for different marketing channels prevailed in the study area which valued around Rs 553.8 per quintals. The various reasons for the post harvest losses are due to small and immature fruits, sun burned, and harvesting injury at farm level. At Wholesaler level losses are due to two main reasons transit losses including physical damage to the banana, crushed and pressed fruits and the second is ripening losses which includes over ripening of fruits and rotten fruits. At the retailer level the losses were during transportation, storage etc. The highest losses were seen at the wholesale level which was around 12.38 kg/quintals for different marketing channels which valued at around Rs 371.4 per quintal.
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How to cite this article:
Mihirjit Patowary, Dr. Sanjay Kumar and Vikas Singh. A study on physical and economical post harvest losses of banana in Goalpara district of Assam. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 1865-1867.

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