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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2276-2283
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.272


An Economic Analysis of Capsicum Production under Protected Cultivation in North West Region of Tamil Nadu, India
Senthilkumar1*, K. R. Ashok2, M. Chinnadurai3 and S. P. Ramanathan4
1Department of Agricultural Economics, CARDS, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Agricultural and Rural Management, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3Directorate of Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
4Water Technology Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract:

Protected cultivation or greenhouse cultivation would be the modern approach to produce horticultural crops qualitatively and quantitatively. Also it has been spread extensively world over in the last few decades. In India, production of capsicum found to be around 327 thousand tons from the area of 46 thousand hectare with the productivity of 7108.70 kg per hectare during the year of 2017. Hence, it is important to examine economic viability of capsicum production under protected method. In this context, a survey was conducted by using pre-tested interview scheduled among the farming community in the North West region of Tamil Nadu. The results of the study indicates that, total investment around Rs.40.67 lakhs per/ 4000 m2 required for erecting polyhouse. The major costs of establishment were incurred on GI frame (72.78 per cent) followed by land levelling and polythene sheet cost (8.15 per cent). The cost A1 was higher 55.19 per cent for capsicum cultivation and cost B1 was cost A1 with including the interest on fixed capital excluding the land was 31.81 per cent of the total cost of production of capsicum cultivation. The cost C3 was Rs.13, 16,996/4000 m2 for capsicum under protected cultivation. The gross return of the cultivated crops found to be Rs. 15,29,502 and Net return Rs. 2,12,506 for capsicum cultivation. The cultivation of capsicum in a polyhouse was found to be highly feasible as reflected in higher values of NPV (Rs. 5.78 lakhs/4000 m2), BCR (1.24) and IRR (25%) with payback period of less than three years. High investment cost for establishing poly house followed by lack of technical guidance was most important constrains among the farmers in capsicum production under protected cultivation.


Keywords: Protected cultivation, Establishment cost, Cost of cultivation, Capsicum economics
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Senthilkumar S., K. R. Ashok, M. Chinnadurai and Ramanathan S. P. 2018. An Economic Analysis of Capsicum Production under Protected Cultivation in North West Region of Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2276-2283. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.272