Economic Feasibility of Farmers Cultivating Vegetables in Pullimankombai Revenue Viilage in Andipatti Taluk of Theni District, Tamil Nadu
Vegetables are an important article of the daily human diet and are recognized all over the world. India produces 14 % (146.55 million tonnes) of the world’s vegetables on 15 % (8.5 million hectares) of the world’s area under vegetables. The main vegetables cultivated in Tamil Nadu are Tapioca, Onion, Tomato, Brinjal & Ladies finger. These account for over 70% of the total area as well as the production of vegetables. The cost of different inputs used in the production and sale prices of vegetables plays an important role in the profit earned from vegetable cultivation. Vegetable cultivation is the fastest-growing sector of Indian agriculture. The present research aims to analyse the economic feasibility of vegetable cultivation in the selected study locale. To fulfil the research need. The present study was carried out in Pullimankobai village in Audipatti taluk of Theni District Tamil Nadu. The selected village consists of eight hamlets. From each hamlet, ten sample respondents are to be selected who are involved in vegetable cultivation over the years. The sample size will be 80. Results show that the total variable cost accounted for Rs.93805. The cost includes all the variable costs such as labour charges, particularly on batch preparation, transplanting, weeding, applying fertilizer and pest, applying manure, plugging and packing, and transport cost. The gross yield from vegetable cultivation in the study village is Rs. 156700 and net income was Rs. 62895 per acre.
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