ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF GRAPE PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY OF SAVALAJ AND MANERAJURI VILLAGES OF TASGOAN BLOCK IN SANGLI DISTRICT


Digvijay R. Patil , Amrut M. Chavan
Senior Research Fellow (SRF), SARTHI, Pune. , Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Abstract
The present paper evaluates an economic analysis of grape production in Tasgaon block of Sangli district which was carried during period 2020-2021. For the particular study two villages were selected namely Savalaj and Manerajuri based on highest area of cultivation under graphs in Tasgaon block of Sangli district. Primary data was collected from thirty grape growers through pre-tested interview schedules to estimate cost of cultivation of graphs, net and gross returns and profitability. The cost of cultivation is different with respect to region, cultivation method, establishment cost and quality of output. The attempt has been made to find out actual cost of cultivation and profitability by using average data of thirty grape growers in Savalaj and Manerajuri villages of Tasgaon block in Sangli district. The study found that the grape production basically divided into two major costs firstly, establishment cost (Fixed cost) and secondly, cost of cultivation. The establishment cost contains fifteen major operations which are mentioned in table 01 and the calculated per acre establishment cost of grape orchard was Rs 5,98,800 in which maximum expenditure was made for Mandap and Bambu support. The cost of cultivation was worked out using the standard cost concept of cost-A, cost-B and cost-C. The calculated cost of cultivation was Rs. 267669 per acre. The maximum cultivation expenditure was for plant protection (fungicide, insecticides) and labour wages. Net return from per acre grape cultivation was Rs. 212361 and output ratio was 1.81 which was more than unity shows economic profitability in grape production
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EPRA International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Economic Research (ARER)

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Published on : 2023-01-17

Vol : 11
Issue : 1
Month : January
Year : 2023
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