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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1674-1682
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.201


Profitability of Vegetables in Hill Agriculture: An Economic Analysis
Harshika Choudhary1, Deepshikha Bisht1, P.S. Badal1, Virendra Singh3,Ritu Shah2* and Manohar Saryam2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, 2Department of Extension Education, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi -221005, U.P., India
3Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Though India has emerged as a major producer of horticultural crops and the share of horticulture in the economy has been increasing, there is still a lot of scope in harnessing the potential of this sector. Sectors like horticulture (both fruit and vegetable cultivation) have a comparative advantage in the hilly region due to its agro-climatic conditions. The study was conducted in Dhari block of Nainital district, Uttarakhand. Both primary and secondary data was collected for the study purpose. Four vegetables covering maximum area under vegetable cultivation was selected. On this basis, pea, cabbage, French bean and tomato are selected for the study. The costs in and returns from each vegetable crop is analysed and found that the returns per rupee invested from pea, cabbage, tomato, bean were 1.56, 1.25, 1.20 and 1.10 respectively. Thus, it is profitable for vegetable growers to adopt cultivation in the region.


Keywords: Hill agriculture, Economics, Cost and returns, Vegetables, Horticulture.
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Harshika Choudhary, Deepshikha Bisht, P.S. Badal, Virendra Singh, Ritu Shah and Manohar Saryam. 2017. Profitability of Vegetables in Hill Agriculture: An Economic Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1674-1682. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.201