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Vol. 12, Special Issue 10 (2023)

Production and value addition of climate-smart millets: An economic analysis in eastern dry zone of Karnataka, India

Author(s):
Nayana HN, KB Umesh, Ramu MS and Sadhana HS
Abstract:
This study was conducted with the aim of finding the profitability of selected millets (Little, Foxtail and Kodo millet) production and their value-added products in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts of Karnataka state. The study was based on the primary data which was collected from 45 millet growing farmers and four women farmers who were involved in value-addition of millets. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and the results revealed that total cost of cultivation per acre was Rs. 14,135.54 for little millet, Rs. 14,228.41 for foxtail millet and Rs. 15,339.77 for kodo millet. The return per rupee of expenditure in small millets production was found to be Rs. 1.31 in little millet, Rs. 1.17 in foxtail millet and Rs. 1.20 in kodo millet. With respect to value added products, returns per rupee of expenditure was higher in organic millet malt with Rs. 2.11 followed by foxtail millet papad (Rs. 1.64). The returns per rupee of expenditure in case of value-added products were quite high. This study has shown the potential benefits of value addition which helps in increasing farmer’s income significantly. Thus, farmers need to be encouraged to take up value addition at their farm level.
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How to cite this article:
Nayana HN, KB Umesh, Ramu MS and Sadhana HS. Production and value addition of climate-smart millets: An economic analysis in eastern dry zone of Karnataka, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(10S): 1972-1976. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2023.v12.i10Sy.23772
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