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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

Post-harvest losses in retail fruit marketing in Konkan region of Maharashtra: An economic analysis

Author(s):
SR Torane, SS Torane, AD Chakranarayan, PJ Kshirsagar and SR Bagade
Abstract:
The study entitled Post-harvest losses in retail fruit marketing in Konkan region of Maharashtra: an economic analysis was undertaken to assess season wise availability, annual purchase, wastage, sale, cost and return of fruits. 45 fruit vendors from three tahsils of Ratnagiri district of south Konkan region selected for study. The result revealed that fruits Dates (dry), Orange, Kiwi, Pineapple, Banana, Pomegranate, Tender Coconut, Sweet lime, Sapota were available throughout the year. The percentage of average wastage in fruits at retailer level was 12.56 percent. The total cost incurred retail marketing was Rs. 1779835 and gross returns were Rs. 1952281 resulting into net income to the extent of Rs. 172446. The ratio of cost returns was 1:1.10.
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How to cite this article:
SR Torane, SS Torane, AD Chakranarayan, PJ Kshirsagar and SR Bagade. Post-harvest losses in retail fruit marketing in Konkan region of Maharashtra: An economic analysis. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 1925-1930.

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