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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2505-2512

Economic Analysis of Coconut Marketing and Constraints in Coconut Cultivation with Special Reference to Karur District of Tamil Nadu
C. Vinodhini1, K.V. Deshmukh2 and Ajay Kumar Srivastava1
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, VNMKV, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author

The paper mainly focuses on marketing of coconut in the study area. Also discusses the key issues in the production of coconut and its marketing, notices some important suggestions from the coconut growers. Channel I is predominantly found in the marketing of coconut in Karur district (Producer – Pre-harvest contractor – Wholesaler – Retailer – Consumer). The results revealed that in channel- I price received from pre-harvest contractor is Rs. 10000 while cost incurred by producer was Rs. 92. Thus net price received by producer is Rs. 9908 per 1000 nuts with 88.07 per cent producer’s share in consumer’s rupee. In channel – I marketing cost is Rs.1104 and marketing margin was Rs. 238. The results revealed that the major constraints faced by more than 81.25 per cent sample growers during production, is unawareness about technical information regarding post-harvest management practices, and in marketing of coconut, the major problem faced by more than 93.75 per cent of farmers was unawareness about various marketing practices. It is observed that nearly 73.75 per cent of coconut growers suggested to provide necessary credit in time and 56.00 per cent of coconut growers suggested to provide subsidies in case of any natural calamities like storm, flood etc.

Keywords: Coconut, Marketing, Constraints, Price Spread

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Vinodhini, C., K.V. Deshmukh and Ajay Kumar Srivastava. 2018. Economic Analysis of Coconut Marketing and Constraints in Coconut Cultivation with Special Reference to Karur District of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2505-2512. doi:
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