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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 4044-4055
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.473


An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Cluster bean in Rajasthan
Bhupender* and Amalendu Kumar
Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculrural University, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba L. Taub.), commonly known as Guar, has been cultivated in India since ancient times for human consumption and fodder purposes. It was observed that total cost, gross income, net income of cluster bean production per farm household found increased with increasing size of farm holding. However, cost of Production per quintal of cluster bean found to be Rs. 2056.90, Rs. 2085.16, Rs. 1932.30, Rs. 2022.30 in case of marginal farm, small farm, medium farm and large farm categories, respectively. Total cost, gross income, net income of cluster bean production per farm household were found to be higher in case of large farm categories i.e. Rs. 16057.09, Rs. 64386.99 and Rs. 48329.90 respectively. The share of producer in consumers’ rupee was observed to be lower in channel I (77.01 per cent) than that in Channel III (86.84) and channel II (88.18). It was further observed that total marketing cost was higher in channel I as compared to that in channel II and channel III. In value chain analysis of cluster bean, there were five major players that are identified in the study area. The farmers earn a net income of Rs. 2312.49 per quintal by spending Rs. 2026.01 on the production cost and selling the produce at Rs. 4423.40. The major players i.e. farmers, traders, millers, wholesalers, and retailer earn a profit of Rs. 2890.02, Rs. 171.77, Rs. 454.76, Rs. 192.54 and Rs. 225.62, respectively. The highest value addition per quintal was done by the miller which helped him to income Rs. 454.76 which is significantly higher than the other players. Inadequate supply of quality certified seed, non-availability of technical know-how, high cost of inputs, lack of adoption of plant protection measures, labour scarcity, and lack of irrigation facilities were major constraints in production of cluster bean. Major marketing constraints faced by cluster bean growers in the study area were higher rate of transportation, price fluctuations, inadequate availability of market news and intelligence, inadequate transportation facility, inadequate processing unit in local area and lack of storage facility.


Keywords: Cluster bean, Production, Marketing, Costs, Rajasthan
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Bhupender and Amalendu Kumar. 2019. An Economic Analysis of Production and Marketing of Cluster bean in Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 4044-4055. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.473