Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3155-
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.390


Constraints and Suggestions in Production and Marketing of Onion in Gadag District of Karnataka, India
Shashidhar K. Baraker, K. C. Lalitha, K. V. Manjunath* and Dadimi Anilkumar Reddy
Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences (GKVK), Bengaluru - 560 065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is the largest producer of onion in the world after China. Karnataka is the third largest producer of onion in India after Maharashtra and Madya pradesh. Present study was conducted in Gadag district of Karnataka during 2017-18 using ex-post facto research design. Present study fully relies on the primary data collected by personal interview method using a pre-tested structured interview schedule. Major production related constraints expressed by onion growers were lack of knowledge about improved varieties, their seed/planting material, higher cost of fertilizers and pesticides, expensive labour wages and their non-availability, inadequate irrigation facilities, lack of suitable storage facilities and lack of capital. Major marketing related constraints expressed were low price/lack of remunerative prices, higher price fluctuation, involvement of middleman and commission agents, high commission charges, NAFED not purchasing onion regularly and lack of credit facilities. Major suggestions offered by onion growers were fixed rate/support price based on production cost, export of onion to foreign countries, crop demonstration about improved variety and on recent production technologies and subsidy on inputs like fertilizers, pesticides and electricity.


Keywords: Onion growers, Constraints, Production, Markets, Price
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Shashidhar K. Baraker, K. C. Lalitha, K. V. Manjunath and Dadimi Anilkumar Reddy. 2020. Constraints and Suggestions in Production and Marketing of Onion in Gadag District of Karnataka, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3155-. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.390