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Cost of Production and Profitability in Cultivation of Pointed Gourd in South Gujarat


Patel S.C., Makadia J.J.*, Kalola N.A.



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 187) Last page : ( 190) 
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00025.2

Cost of Production and Profitability in Cultivation of Pointed Gourd in South Gujarat

Patel S.C., Makadia J.J.*, Kalola N.A.

Department of Agricultural Economics, N.M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450

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JEL Codes D24, C83, L11, M11

Online published on 23 March, 2018.


This study on production and profitability in the cultivation of pointed gourd in South Gujarat is based on data collected through multistage random sampling technique from 144 pointed gourd producers in Navsari and Surat districts during 2015–16. The operating cost (cost A) was 242159. The average of Cost B1 and Cost B2 were found to 244350 and 251795, respectively. Cost C1 and Cost C2 were found to 304472 and 311917, respectively. The total cost (Cost C3)was worked out to  343108 per hectare. In total cost, line share (≍71 percent) is consumed by Cost A. The cost of cultivation per hectare and cost of production per quintal was 343108 and 1949, respectively. Average per hectare gross income and net income were 518130 and 175022, respectively. The return per rupee of investment on Cost A1 and Cost C3 is worked out to 2.14 and 1.51 respectively.

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