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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1613-1619
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.193


Economics of Processing of Different Tapioca Based Products in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India
V. Kathiravan1*, S. Saranya2, K. Sangli Vikram Kumar3 and D. David Rajasekar2
1Agricultural Economics, The Indian Agriculture College, Radhapuram, Tirunelveli – 627 111, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, AC & RI, Madurai – 625 104, Tamil Nadu, India
3Animal Husbandry, The Indian Agriculture College, Radhapuram, Tirunelveli – 627 111,
Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Tamil Nadu stands first in processing of tapioca into starch and sago. The yield of tapioca is about 25-30 t/ha in and around Salem. About 387 tapioca processing units are engaged tapioca processing and also under the membership of sago serve in Salem district. Present study aims to quantify cost and returns of tapioca processing industry in different scale of production and also identified the problems faced by the processors. Net return realized in the smallest firm is 16.79 lakh and it increasing across the scale of production and it was 120.11 lakh for largest firm. The Major constraints faced by processing firm were unavailability quality raw material, high cost of electricity and frequent power cuts in the study area. This study suggests that government should take necessary action to guard the investors of tapioca processing industry.


Keywords: Tapioca, Cost, Returns, Processing units, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
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Kathiravan, V., S. Saranya, K. Sangli Vikram Kumar and David Rajasekar, D. 2017. Economics of Processing of Different Tapioca Based Products in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1613-1619. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.193