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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1566-1573
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.176


An Economic Analysis of Coconut Farming in Karur District of Tamil Nadu, India
C. Vinodhini1* and K.V. Deshmukh2
1Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, VNMKV, Parbhani, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study attempts to examine the socio economic profile and economics of coconut production in Karur district of Tamil Nadu. A sample of 60 farmers was selected through multistage sampling technique. The major finding of economic analysis revealed that, most of coconut growers were from middle age and had a family size between 4-6.The farmers in the study area are poorly educated. Regarding occupation out of 80 cultivators, 62 were having farming as their main occupation, while 08 and 10 cultivators were having business and service as their main occupation, respectively. The average size of land holding of coconut growers was 2.82 ha. An average amount of Rs. 228082.40 was required for establishing one hectare of coconut orchard and it was observed that per hectare cost of cultivation of coconut orchard was worked out to Rs. 92272.75. Regarding profitability of coconut cultivation, in study area cultivation of coconut is a profitable enterprise, as indicated by benefit cost ratio (1.39).


Keywords: Coconut, Farming, Analysis.
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Vinodhini, C. and Deshmukh, K.V. 2017. An Economic Analysis of Coconut Farming in Karur District of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1566-1573. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.176