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Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)

Prospects of papaya production in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

Sanat Kumar Sahu, Dr. Ravi Shrey and Dr. VK Choudhary
The study conducted with the title “An Economic Analysis of Production of Papaya in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh.’’ There are 4 blocks in Raipur district viz; Tilda, Arang, Abhanpur and Dharshiwa. Among them Dharshiwa and Arang were undertaken on the basis of the maximum area and production of papaya. The selected blocks total 12 villages were selected purposively for fulfillment of the objectives of study. Total sample of 45 farmers were selected randomly. Further, the respondents were categorized under marginal, small, medium and large papaya growers. Average family size was 5.27, which constitute 51.11 percent of Other Backward Class (OBC). Maximum farmers were under the age group of 18 to 40 year (45.57%) of total household and agriculture was main occupation (56.43%) in study area. Literacy rate was 96.62 percent and illiterate percentage was 3.37 percent. In the study area, major source of irrigation was tube well it covered 67.58% of land and the average cropping intensity was 244.05 percent. The total cost of cultivation in papaya was found ₹ 144854.64/ha. The Variable Cost and Fixed Cost were determined to be ₹ 114853.35/ha and ₹ 30001.28/ha, respectively, representing 79.29 percent and 20.71 percent of the total cost of cultivation. The profitability of papaya were estimated and found that input-output ratio was 1:3.55 and B: C ratio was 1:2.55, On an overall basis Gross returns (total income) was observed to the ₹ 514517.40/ha, while net returns was found to be ₹ 369662.76/ha and overall production of papaya was 635.21 quintal /ha. Marketable surplus of papaya was found highest in large farms i.e. 2216.03 quintal /farm. Maximum percentage of papaya was disposed through channel –II i.e. 98.49 percent.
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How to cite this article:
Sanat Kumar Sahu, Dr. Ravi Shrey and Dr. VK Choudhary. Prospects of papaya production in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1476-1479.
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