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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 210-216
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.026


An Economic Analysis of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) Cultivation in Nadia District of West Bengal, India
Mridul Mondal*, Hasrat Ali and Bimal Kumar Bera
Department of Agricultural Economics, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, Pin: 741252, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Brinjal, being an important vegetable crop, is grown extensively throughout the country including the state of West Bengal. Study on costs and returns structure reveals that the sample farmers have made an investment of Rs. 164365.65/, Rs. 276502.12/ and Rs. 347758.45/ ha in terms of Cost A1, Cost B and Cost C on an average respectively considering farmers of all size groups to realise a gross return of Rs. 382866.62/ha. The net returns are estimated to be Rs. 218500.97, Rs. 106364.50 and Rs. 35108.17/ha over Cost A1, Cost B and Cost C with the return - cost ratios of 2.33,1.38 and1.10 respectively. Although, farmers belonging to the farm size class of 0.5 to 1.0 ha have spent maximum total cost of Rs. 353342.68/ha to get the maximum net return of Rs. 44120.59/ha with return-cost ratio of 1.12, but no definite relationship between farm size and net returns can be established from the study. Brinjal cultivation is not only economically profitable, but also highly labour intensive requiring 688 man-days during the complete production process which provides ample scope for employment of rural people.


Keywords: Cost of cultivation, Net return, Return-Cost ratio
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Mridul Mondal, Hasrat Ali and Bimal Kumar Bera. 2019. An Economic Analysis of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) Cultivation in Nadia District of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 210-216. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.026