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An Economic Analysis of Processing of Gum Guar Seeds to Gum Guar Split-A Case Study in Jodhpur District of Rajasthan

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N. Manjunath , G.B. Lokesh and Jagrati. B. Deshmanya

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development (2018) 14(4), 719-723
DOI: 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00192.0
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI)

N. Manjunath , G.B. Lokesh and Jagrati. B. Deshmanya

Ph.D Scholar, Assistant Professor, and Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Economics
College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur-584 101 (Karnataka)
*Corresponding author’s email: manjunatha.agecon@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The present study is an attempt to assess an economic analysis of processing of gum guar seeds to guar gum split in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India. Snowball sampling method was adopted for identification of 15 gum guar industries for the year 2013-14. The study revealed that the capacity utilization of gum guar powder processing units was 69.69 per cent of its installed capacity. The total cost of processing of 16 tonnes per day per line was `19,78,348 and the major expenditure was `18,72,500 (94.65 per cent) on gum guar seeds. The revenue generated by selling of gum guar splits was `14,40,000 (62.36 per cent) and the return per rupee of expenditure realized was `1.16 including sale of churi and khorma. The total investment required on building and equipments for processing capacity of 16 tonnes of gum guar splits per day per line calculated for year was `5,41,666. The study revealed that gum guar split processing units earn more profit by charging higher sales price to the processed product. Therefore in order to increase net returns in gum guar split processing units they have to increase their sales price on the gum guar splits. Considering benefits of gum guar split processing units, there is a need for research and development to improve the quality of the product.

Key words
Costs and returns, gum guar seeds, gum guar splits, snow ball sampling.

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