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An Economic Analysis of Value Addition of Paddy into Flakes Rice in Balodabazar-Bhatapara District of Chhattisgarh


Leelesh Kumar Sahu* and Mohamed Arshad Ayub



The paddy value addition study was carried out in June-August 2014-15. Arepresentative sample of paddy processors (millers) was sampled and interviewed using a structured schedule. Results showed that at the total value added cost of paddy in flakes rice was involved to be `254 per q. During the processing of flakes rice, the major cost was registered in bagging of flakes rice and found to be 39.37 percent followed by machine labour (35.79 per cent), electricity (10.59 per cent), loading and unloading charges (9.05per cent) and transportation (5.20 per cent), respectively. The major constraints affecting was technical labour problem and reported by 90 percent processors.

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