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This paper attempts to know the management of black pepper economy in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Today in India, these states fits in with the Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry states of India. The Karnataka state production of black pepper is 8048 metric tonnes with covering 28182 ha of area in the period 2013-14. The major districts which grow black pepper in Karnataka state were Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada and Udupi. Kodagu area has 3 taluks. It has been found that all the 3 taluks growing the black pepper which are Virajpet, Madikeri and Somwarpet were chosen for the study. The statistical technique, Benefit Cost Ratio is utilized to know economy of black pepper. Systematic implementation is vital for better production by expanded through higher yield varieties were panniyur series, sreekara etc, and appropriation of superior post-harvest technologies. The privately owned business houses must come up to bolster the growers, especially small and medium growers of black pepper. Processing units should be developed for wide expansion of value added products of pepper, are utilized as a part of pharmaceutical industries, preservatives, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Besides, they also play quite a significant part in the national economics of India. The black pepper value added products are good in demand nowadays, due to globalization and liberalization have postured the challenges to Indian spices, which is the significant export gaining commodity.