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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 1440-1450
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.172


Economics of Onion Production in Sikar District of Rajasthan, India
Swati Sharma*
ASPEE Agribusiness Management Institute, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The Onion is the major vegetable crop of Rajasthan. The study was conducted in Sikar district of Rajasthan, where onion is an important crop. A sample of 75 onion growers, based on land holding size were selected viz., small, semi-medium, medium and large size. the average area, production and productivity of Sikar district in the last 30 years (1981 to 2010) were observed 2618.9 hectares, 25075.9 tons and 95.7 q /ha, respectively. In Sikar district area, production and productivity of onion in the overall period (1981-2010) have increased by 6.71, 8.11 and 1.32 per cent per annum. Production of onion in this period has increased due to increase in both the area and productivity but the maximum contribution was observed by the area. The average bulb yield of onion was obtained by the small, semi-medium, medium and large farmers was 267.2, 275.1, 286.1 and 310.6 q/ ha, respectively. Total onion bulb yield was produced by all 75 onion growers was 13584.72q from the 46.25 ha area. On an average, total cost (cost C2) incurred in cultivation of onion was Rs.43263.3 per hectare. The total cost incurred in cultivation of onion was highest on small followed by semi-medium, large and medium sized farms. The operational cost in cultivation of onion was highest on small sized farms and lowest on large sized farms. The overhead cost in cultivation of onion was highest on large sized farms followed by small, semi-medium and medium sized farms. The cost of production per quintal of onion was highest on small and lowest on large sized farms. The study concluded that the large size group of farms obtained the largest amount of profit in the study area. The results further revealed that the income measures viz., gross return, return over operating cost, net return, family labour income and farm business income were highest on large sized farms followed by medium, semi-medium and small sized farms in the Sikar district.


Keywords: Onion, Production, Costs, Returns
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Swati Sharma. 2019. Economics of Onion Production in Sikar District of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 1440-1450. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.172