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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 1693-1703
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.197


Factors Influencing Establishment of Neem Plantations in Southern Tamil Nadu, India
A. Divakaran1*, C. Sekhar1 and P. Balajji2
1Department of Agricultural Economics,
2Department of Agricultural and Rural Management, TNAU, Coimbatore – 641 003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Neem declared as the tree of 21st century by United Nations. Neem plantation in agro - forestry will strengthen social and economic status of the rural households. Collection of Neem seeds and leaves are the important means of supplementary employment and extra income for the rural households particularly the rural women. Neem products are used in multiple uses and hence it has great demand. Because of this, the farmers are interested in establishing Neem Plantations in their farm holdings. Neem is highly profitable according to economic parameters and capable of generating highest Internal Rate of Return. The cost of Neem seed collection per kg is arrived at Rs three and the selling price is around 38 per kg on provision of quality seeds and hence certain seed collectors pay special attention on maintaining the quality to get a higher price per unit of Neem seeds. On an average, a Neem tree could yield 58 kg of seeds and in a ha area, the plantation can provide a yield of 11.75 tonnes of Neem seeds. Considering the economic potentials filled with Neem, higher area is visualized in the study environment in the future years. Price per unit of Neem seeds found to be the principal factor in influencing the Neem seed collection.


Keywords: Neem, Economic Potential of neem, Net present value, Internal rate of return
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Divakaran, A., C. Sekhar and Balajji, P. 2019. Factors Influencing Establishment of Neem Plantations in Southern Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 1693-1703. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.197