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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1845-1849

Cost, Returns and Profitability of Kharif Maize in Solapur District of Maharashtra, India
A.B. Jain, R.D. Shelke* and D.U. Meshram
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Latur, India
*Corresponding author

Maize (Zea maize) belongs to family (Gramineae). It is the third most important cereal food grain crop in the world followed by rice and wheat. The origin of maize is Mexico in Central America. It contributes about 20 per cent world’s total cereal production. For present study multistage sampling design was used in selection of district, tehsils, and village and maize growers. On the basis of high area under maize crop Malshiras, Pandharpur and Sangola tehsils were selected. From selected three tehsils 6 villages were selected purposely on the basis of highest area under maize crop. From each village 15 maize growers were selected. In this way 90 maize growers were selected for the present study. The information collected with respect to expenditures and returns were analyzed in tabular form by using cost concept like Cost –A, Cost- B and Cost – C. Data pertain to the year 2017-2018 The result revealed that Cost – A was Rs.49631.66 in which share of Cost –B was Rs.65483.72 while that of Cost – C was Rs.71276.94. Gross return was found to be Rs.92475.42 and net profit was Rs.21198.48. The B:C ratio was 1.29.

Keywords: Maize, Cost, Gross return, Net profit and B:C ratio

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Jain, A.B., R.D. Shelke and Meshram, D.U. 2019. Cost, Returns and Profitability of Kharif Maize in Solapur District of Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1845-1849. doi:
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