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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1170) Last page : (1174)
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Economics of Groundnut Crop in Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh State

Devendra Kumar Kurrey1* and Bhag Chandra Jain2
M.Sc. Ag. Student1 and Professor2
Department of Agriculture Economics,
Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Collage of Agriculture, Raipur - 492012, Chhattisgarh
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 13.03.2018  |  Revised: 19.04.2018   |  Accepted: 24.04.2018  



Groundnut is grown on 26.4 million hectare worldwide, with a total production of 37.1 million metric tons and an average productivity of 1.4 metric tons /ha. Developing countries constitute 97% of the global area and 94% of the global production of this crop. Chhattisgarh state consist 27 districts. Out of which Raigarh district contributes 24.33 percent in area and 23.30 percent production of groundnut crop which is highest in state. The average cost of cultivation on groundnut production is about Rs. 18276.43. The cost of purchase of seed is about 1877.45 for a hectare which is about 10.27 percentage of total cost of cultivation. Manure and fertilizer application are also costly operation in the groundnut production. The expenditure incurred on this operation is about Rs.2620.43 per hectare (14.33). The expenditure incurred on field preparation is estimated as about Rs. 1676.99 (9.17 per cent) for groundnut crop. that the average cost of cultivation is worked out as Rs.18276.43 per hectare which ranges from about Rs.15216.19 per hectare at marginal farms to Rs.19400.32 per hectare at large farms. The average yield of groundnut is observed as 11.43 quintals in the study area while the price of main product is Rs.3633.30 per quintal. Per hectare net return depends on the per hectare yield of this crop as the price realized by farmers is not much varying across different categories. The net returns varied from Rs.16321.06 per hectare at marginal farms, Rs.22968.5 3per hectare at small farms, Rs. 26259.58 per hectare at medium farms to Rs.27667.8 per hectare at large farms along with an average of Rs.23252.26 per hectare. The input-output ratio is observed as 1:2.07 at marginal farms to 1:2.42 at large farms.

Key words: Groundnut, Hectare, Estimate, Cost, Price, Farms, Oilseeds, Expenditure.

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Cite this article: Kurrey, D.K. and Jain, B.C., Economics of Groundnut Crop in Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh State., Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6(2): 1170-1174 (2018). doi: