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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 627-634

Production and Marketing Efficiency of Non-notified Vegetable - A Case Study of Brinjal in Kalaburagi District of Karnataka
N. Manjunatha1, B. S. Reddy2, G. M. Hiremath1,Suresh S. Patil1 and A. S. Police Patil3
1Department of Agriculture Economics, 3Department of Agronomy, COA,
Kalaburagi, UAS, Raichur, India
2AEEC, Bheemarayanagudi, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted to find out the profitability of cultivation and marketing of brinjal in Kalaburagi district. Multistage random sampling design was used for selection of taulks, villages and cultivators. The study revealed that farmers incurred a total cost of  68,034 per acre of which variable costs accounted for 86.05 per cent. Expenditure on plant protection chemicals (35.50%), human labour.(19.94%) and chemical fertilizers (10.04%) were the major component of variable cost. This phenomenon calls for concerned efforts for dissemination of new technology for proper as well as judicious use of inputs with low cost. The cost of marketing incurred by the farmers including the expenditure on commission, transportation, packing, etc., was found to be  169/q. The commission charge (47.93%) was the major component of total cost of marketing followed by transportation, packing etc. Brinjal growers got less than 50 per cent price paid by the consumer, implying exorbitant margin (25.11%) accrued by market intermediaries involved in moving the produce of which retailer realised higher margin (14.27%). Further, suitable measures are needed to rationalise the rate of commission by way of imposing a ceiling on it and enforcing licensing of the private commission agents/commission agents-cum-wholesalers as well as keeping a watch on their transactions. Alternatively, it is suggested to develop farmers market/apnimandi/ryth bazar for vegetables in the state.

Keywords: Non-notified Vegetable, Brinjal, Marketing Efficiency

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Manjunatha, P. N., B. S. Reddy, G. M. Hiremath, Suresh S. Patil and Police Patil, A. S. 2021. Production and Marketing Efficiency of Non-notified Vegetable - A Case Study of Brinjal in Kalaburagi District of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 627-634. doi:
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