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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 658-671

Production and Marketing of Raisins in Vijayapura District - An Economic Analysis
M.G. Kerutagi*, A.S. Pavithra and Shweta Byahatti
Department of Social & Allied Sciences, Cost of Cultivation and Market Intelligence Cell, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
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A study on production and marketing of raisins in Vijayapura district was carried out during 2016-17 with an objective of analysing the viability in production and marketing of raisins. The study indicated that the cost incurred to produce raw grapes (11.90 tons) from an acre of grape orchard was Rs. 2,04,584.49. The total cost incurred for raisin production from 11.90 tons of raw grapes was Rs. 2,49,769.84. The gross income earned by selling 3.96 tons of raisins were Rs. 5,16,780.00 at a price of Rs. 1,30,500.00 per ton. The cost of processing of raisins estimated at Rs. 63,073.19 per ton and B: C ratio was 2.06. Producers share in consumer’s rupee was 54. 08 per cent and producer got net price Rs 1,23,549.90 per ton against the market price of Rs 2,28,450.00 per ton (consumer’s price) and price spread was Rs. 1,04,900.10 per ton. The results revealed that raisin making was economically viable venture. Producers faced the problems like fluctuation in prices, inadequate market facility, expensive infrastructure for processing, lack of cold storage and non-availability of skilled labour. Problems faced by wholesalers were high fluctuation in market price, high cost of transportation and lack of knowledge on market information and in case of retailers’ high fluctuation of market price, quality deterioration and lack of market information were major problems. The raisins produced in the study area were of good quality and so efforts should made to export the raisin. However, the basic infrastructure facilities required to export were lacking in the study area. Establishment of efficient market information system and establishment of raisin making units should be encouraged. Government should promote cold storage units and encourage online trading for better price realisation for farmers and better quality raisins to traders at competitive prices.

Keywords: Raisins processing, Marketing channel, Price spread

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Kerutagi, M.G., A.S. Pavithra and Shweta Byahatti. 2018. Production and Marketing of Raisins in Vijayapura District - An Economic Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 658-671. doi:
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