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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:10, October, 2021

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(10): 444-453

Resource Use Efficiency and Economics of Garlic Cultivation in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat, India
Harshil Piyushbhai Sojitra* and N. J. Ardeshna
Department of Agricultural Economics, Junagadh Agricultural University,Junagadh (Gujarat), India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was undertaken with a view to study the cost & returns and resource use efficiency of garlic in Saurashtra region of Gujarat as it has the largest share in garlic cultivation with a random sample of 128 respondents. The results indicated that the average total cost of cultivation per hectare of garlic farms was Rs. 134523 which was the highest on large farms and the lowest on marginal farms. On an average, Cost-A (paid out cost) formed 68.23 percent of total cost, while Cost-B accounted for 84.75 percent of total cost. The average yield of garlic per hectare was 77.79 quintal on sample farms which gave Rs. 149960, Rs. 58177, Rs. 35950 and Rs. 49898 as gross income, farm business income, family labour income and farm investment income, respectively to selected garlic growers. The average cost of production (Cost-C2) was Rs. 1729.34 per quintal which was the highest on small farms, followed by large, marginal and medium category of farms. The variables of manures & cakes, human labour and fertilizers found to have significant influence on the gross income. The sum of the elasticity’s was less than one indicating diminishing returns to scale. The ratio of MVP to factor cost in case of all farms found to be greater than one for manures & cakes, human labour and seed indicating that still there exists a scope for higher utilization of these inputs in order to increase the gross income. There is need to put more efforts to train the farmers regarding the use of pest and disease resistant varieties and creating awareness among the farmers regarding the efficient utilization of underutilized resources are some of the suggestions emerge from the study.

Keywords: Garlic, cost-returns, profitability, resource use efficiency

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Harshil Piyushbhai Sojitra and Ardeshna, N. J. 2021. Resource Use Efficiency and Economics of Garlic Cultivation in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(10): 444-453. doi:
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