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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:12, December, 2022

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.2022.11(12): 7-12

Constraints in Production of Onion at Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu, India
 Hema Palanisamy1*, M. Nithish Kannan2 and M. Anandh3
1Department of Agrl. Extension, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Agriculture College,
Affiliated to TNAU, Coimbatore, India
2Imayam Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Affiliated to TNAU, Coimbatore, India
3Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project, Government of Tamil Nadu, Krishnagiri, India
*Corresponding author

Onion (Allium cepa) is one of the important commercial vegetable crops grown in India. It is the most market sensitive agri-commodity known for its huge price volatility. The present study was taken up with the objective of studying socio-economic profile of onion growers and the constraints and suggestions in production and marketing of onion. A total of 120 onion farmers were selected from four villages of Perambalur taluk in Perambalur district using random sampling technique. From the study it is found that that majority of the onion farmers were literate having agriculture as main occupation and comes under the age group of 40 and above. The major constraints faced by the farmers were labour problem during harvesting, Fluctuation in market price, Lack knowledge about the control measures for various pests and diseases and inadequate storage facility. Suggestions given by the farmers to improve onion cultivation, production and marketing were providing loan for construction of onion storage structure, the central and state government may take necessary steps to avoid middlemen involvement in the export & import of onion, establishment of onion procurement centres at the mass production area and providing the cold storage facility.

Keywords: Onion, price volatility, constraints, suggestions, middlemen

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Hema Palanisamy, M. Nithish Kannan and Anandh, M. 2022. Constraints in Production of Onion at Perambalur District of Tamil Nadu. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(12): 7-12. doi:
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