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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1361-1373
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.159


Vegetable Marketing by Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society – A Paradigm
C. Sekhar*, A. Vidhyavathi and A. Divakaran
Department of Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society was established during the year 1935 by the progressive farmer “Auri Gowder” who was keen in developing the society by getting the support of fellow farmers and the society has diversified its activities in the present scenario and capable of fetching a net profit to the tune of Rupees 234 lakhs per annum on an average. Though it deals with different hill vegetables, Potato found to dominate among the vegetable category and these vegetables are being distributed through the Society by way of auctioning the commodity by inviting the registered traders. The average price received by the farmers for Potato vegetable was found to be Rs 17 per kg and the other vegetables were priced at Rs 22 per kg revealed that the farmers are receiving a considerable share. Besides these, the NCMS is involved in production and distribution of crop specific complex fertilizers from its fertilizer mixing unit. Among the crop specific fertilizers, Tea and the Potato vegetables gained higher number of branded fertilizers of NPK. In addition to the services, the NCMS is also providing pledge loan and distribution of Liquid Petroleum Gas to the farm households and thereby permitting the pollution free environment.


Keywords: Niligiris cooperative marketing society, Production and distribution, Fertilizers and chemicals, Performance of NCMS
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Sekhar, C., A. Vidhyavathi and Divakaran, A. 2019. Vegetable Marketing by Nilgiris Cooperative Marketing Society – A Paradigm.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1361-1373. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.159