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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (611) Last page : (617)
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An Economic Analysis of Production of Tobacco Flue Cured Virginia in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

V. Parimala1*, Sanjay Kumar2 and A. K. RAI3
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture,
Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics and Statistics, Kulbhaskar
3Ashram Post Graduate College Prayagraj- 211007, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Received: 2.11.2020 | Revised: 11.12.2020 | Accepted: 20.12.2020 


Tobacco also called “Golden Leaf” is one of the important commercial crops of India and it’s vital to the Indian economy. India has a prominent place in the production of tobacco in the world due varied agro-climatic conditions and different types of tobacco it produces. India is the   World’s second largest producer of tobacco after China, endowed with rich agro-climatic attributes such as fertile soils, rainfall and ample sunshine which lead to produce various types of tobacco. An attempt has been made in this study to examine the economic analysis of cost and return per hectare and input output ratio of tobacco in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The study made use of a multistage sampling and random sampling technique to select 100 respondents among those selected villages. Data for the study were collected with the aid of a well - structured questionnaires. Data collected were analyzed using tabulation method along with required statistical tool. The production of tobacco has increased largely due to productivity increase and increase in the area under the crop. Resource use structure in tobacco was found to be varied among the size groups. Production cost of tobacco was varied according to size groups of land holding. The per hectare cost of cultivation of tobacco was highest on small size farms and lowest on large size farms. The cost of cultivation was varied among the size groups of tobacco growers. The input output ratio is highest on large size farms and lowest on small size farms.

Keywords: Tobacco, Cost and return, Input output ratio.

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Cite this article: Parimala, V., Kumar, S., & RAI, A. K. (2020). An Economic Analysis of Production of Tobacco Flue Cured Virginia on West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 611-617. doi: