An economic analysis of papaya production in Durg district of Chhattisgarh
Bhumika Sinha, Dr. MR Chandrakar, Dr. AK Koshta and Dr. Payal Jaiswal
The study conducted “An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Papaya in Durg District of Chhattisgarh State.’’ There are 3 blocks in Durg district Patan, Dhamdha and Durg, from which Durg and Dhamdha blocks was selected for study. Out of the selected blocks total 14 villages was selected Durg district for fulfillment of the objectives of study. Total sample of 45 farmers were selected randomly. The respondents were classified into three groups viz., marginal (<1.00 hectares), small (1.01-2.00 hectares), medium (2.01- 4.00 hectares) and large (4.01 hectares and above) farms. The caste wise composition of sampled households was noticed that the maximum households are of General Caste (GEN) was highest 91.66 per cent. Maximum farmers’ age under 18 to 40 year covering (47.62%) of total household and agriculture is main occupation (60.55%) in study area. Literacy rate was 94.34 per cent and illiterate was 5.63 per cent. The total cost of cultivation in papaya was found ₹139397.80/ha. The Variable Cost and Fixed Cost were determined to be ₹115583.28/ha and ₹23814.52/ha, respectively, representing 82.92 per cent and 17.08 per cent of the total cost of cultivation. In the profitability of papaya were estimated and found to be at input-output ratio and B: C ratio 1:3.66 and 1:2.66, On an overall basis Gross returns (total income) was observed to the ₹510519.79/ha, while net returns was found to be ₹371121.99/ha and overall production of papaya was 634.02 quintal /ha. Marketable surplus of papaya was found highest in large farms i.e. 1617.77 quintal /farm.
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Bhumika Sinha, Dr. MR Chandrakar, Dr. AK Koshta and Dr. Payal Jaiswal. An economic analysis of papaya production in Durg district of Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(8S): 90-93.