Vol. 15 No. 2
A study on seedling demand and economic analysis of chilli nurseries in Karnataka
Author(s): N. ASHOKA, 1Y. RAVI, 2K. R.LINGAMURTHY, 3B.RAVI KUAMR AND 4 G. ANUPAMA
Abstract: Chilli is a vegetable cum spice crop belonging to the family Solanaceae. The present study attempts to estimate the area under cultivation of chilli in Karnataka and to estimate the demand for chilli seedlings during 2019-20. The primary data on investment pattern of nursery under shade net condition, cost-returns and marketing of chilli seedlings were collected from 30 nursery entrepreneurs randomly from major growing districts of Karnataka with pre tested questionnaire. This study also tried to work out economic feasibility for investment of nursery in shade net condition. The results of the study indicated that the area under chilli cultivation estimated to be 46757 hectare and the demand for chilli seedlings are 138.53 crores in the state of Karnataka for the agricultural year 2019-20. In this connection, profitability analysis and capital budgeting techniques were employed. The results of the study also indicated that, the nursery entrepreneurs have invested ` 490747 towards setting up of nursery in an area of 1000 m2 under shade net conduction. The economic analysis pointed out that entrepreneurs have realized gross income of ` 486810 and net returns of ` 139056 per cycle of raising seedlings.The capital investment on chilli nursery was found to be economically viable in terms of Net Present Worth (` 263134), Benefit Cost Ratio (1.40) and Internal Rate of Returns (102%).
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