Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JEL Classification: D24, D61
Online published on 1 August, 2013.
The present study was conducted to compute the cost of cultivation of important vegetables like potato, pea, chilli, and cauliflower in Punjab. The total cost of cultivation on per hectare basis amongst the selected vegetables was found to vary between 80867 for potato to 112955 for cauliflower. The benefit cost ratio was found to be the highest for cauliflower and least for potato. Untimely frost at maturity stage, unavailability of electricity at crucial time and higher cost along with nonreliability of seed were the major problems faced by vegetable growers. The study emphasized that the government should ensure supply of quality seed, supply of electricity for minimum 8 hours a day and strengthening the extension activities to boost the vegetables production in the state.