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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 81-85

Production Constraints Faced by Mandarin Cultivators in Kokrajhar District of Assam-A Case Study
Sanchita, Brahma1*, Rupak, Kr. Nath2, Kishore Kr. Roy3, Ranjit Sarma4 and Perves Ahmed5
1Department of Horticulture,
2Department of Entomology,
3Department of Agril. Economics, SCSCA, AAU, Rangamati, Dhubri (Assam), India
4SCS College of Agriculture, AAU, Rangamati, Dhubri (Assam), India
5Department of Agronomy, SCSCA, AAU, Dhubri, (Assam), India
*Corresponding author

Kokrajhar one of the 33 districts of Assam is under Bodoland Territorial Council comprising of BTAD headquarter and lies in between 890 46’E to 900 38’E longitudes and 26o 19’N to 26o54’N latitudes. The district is the natural home of many citrus species. Among the different citrus spp. grown in the district, Khasi mandarin (Citrus reticulata L. Blanco) is the most economically important and grown commercially. Even though a favourable agro-climatic condition prevails in the district, however the production is low. A study was conducted with 105 numbers of farmers of Kokrajhar, Dotma and Gossaigaon block of Kokrajhar district to analyse the production constraints of Khasi mandarin. The production constraints were categorised as technological constraint, marketing constraints, infrastructural constraints and financial constraints. The study revealed that out of the technological constraints, lack of knowledge on scientific crop production ranked I (85.71%) and lack of high yielding quality planting materials ranked II (81.90%). In regard to marketing constraints, lack of remunerative price of produce ranked I (82.86%) and shortage of dedicated market shed ranked II (72.38%). Among infrastructural constraints, lack of irrigation facility ranked I (84.76%) and shortage of processing facility ranked II (74.29%), whereas out of the financial constraints, lack of capital for expansion of area ranked I (71.43%) and non-availability of timely credit facilities ranked II (64.76%).

Keywords: Production constraints, Khasi mandarin, Kokrajhar district, Citrus spp

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Sanchita, Brahma, Rupak, Kr. Nath, Kishore Kr. Roy, Ranjit Sarma and Perves Ahmed. 2020. Production Constraints Faced by Mandarin Cultivators in Kokrajhar District of Assam - A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 81-85. doi:
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