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An economic analysis of red gram in Gulbarga district of Karnataka


Shashikant V.G. and Laxmi Rani Dubey



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 385) Last page : ( 389)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.9.4.024

An economic analysis of red gram cultivation in Karnataka

Shashikant V.G.1, Dubey Laxmi Rani2,*
1Department of Agricultural Economics, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar-263 145

2DES & M Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001


JEL Classification: C81, D22, D24, J24, Q12

Online published on 26 November, 2013.

The study was undertaken to work out the costs & returns of red gram for Gulbarga district of Karnataka on per hectare basis for different categories of farmers by using CACP cost concept. The study was mainly based on the primary data, which were collected through survey method from selected sample respondents (36 small, 15 medium and 9 large) during 2008–09. The results indicated that production of red gram was profitable as reflected through its net returns. The net return over total cost were ‘4363, ‘3920 and ‘2157 per hectare on small, medium and large farms respectively. It was found that per hectare productivity of red gram was marginally higher on small farms (12.88 quintals) compared to medium (12.72 quintals) and large farms (12.52 quintals), due to better care and management of crop on account of small area under it.

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