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Resource use Efficiency and Marketing of Pointed Gourd Cultivation in South Gujarat


S.C. Patel, J.J. Makadia , and K.U. Mungalpara



The Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 14, Issue : 3
First page : ( 541) Last page : ( 546)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2018.00168.3

Resource use efficiency and marketing of pointed gourd cultivation in South Gujarat

Patel S.C., Makadia J.J.*, Mungalpara K.U.
Department of Agricultural Economics, N.M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450

*Corresponding author’s email:

JEL Codes D61, H21, M31, O15, O13, Z33.

Online published on 27 September, 2018.


This study was undertaken for finding out resource use efficiency and marketing of pointed gourd cultivation in South Gujarat based on data collected through multistage random sampling technique from 144 pointed gourd producers in Navsari and Surat districts South Gujarat during the agricultural year 2015–16. The value of R2 (Coefficient of Multiple Determination) showed that 98 percent of the variation in the yield of pointed gourd was explained by variables included in the model. However, only chemical fertilizer and machine labour was found to be statically significant. Seedling and irrigation was found to be negative but non-significant. An additional one rupee invested on FYM, human labour, machine labour, irrigations and plant protection chemicals earned additional returns to the tune of 3.68, 1.03, 4.06, 2.43, and 1.80, respectively. The producer’s share in consumer’s rupee in Surat and Navsari market was found to 63.08 and 59.46 per cent, respectively.



Costs and margins, marketing channels, price spreads resource use efficiency.

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