A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ECONOMICS OF MULBERRY WITH OTHER COMMERCIAL CROPS OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Article Id: ARCC1376 | Page : 37 - 41
Citation :- A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ECONOMICS OF MULBERRY WITH OTHER COMMERCIAL CROPS OF ANDHRA PRADESH.Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):37 - 41
P. Srinivasulu Reddy, B. Kasi Reddy and Ch. Satyanarayana Raju
Address : Regional Sericultural Research Station, PO. Box No. 50, Anantapur – 515 001, India

Abstract

A study was taken up to study the economics of mulberry with other commercial crops of Andhra
Pradesh as there was declining trend in mulberry cultivation and rapid improvement in the acreage
of horticultural crops namely mango, sapota, citrus grapes , banana and musk melon including
beetle nut. The study indicated that C:B ratio was 1.41 for mulberry and 2.72, 3.80, 4.84, 3.78, 2.85,
2.17, 5.09 and 4.01 for mango, sapota, beetle nut, citrus, pomegranate, grapes, banana and musk
melon respectively. It also indicated that the C:B ratio of mulberry is coming down drastically mainly
due to labour and high initial cost, though Rs.1.0 lakh/ac. is being provided towards construction
of rearing shed, mulberry saplings cost, drip equipments etc., by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh as
subsidy. The initial investment for mulberry is so high (nearly Rs. 3.0 lakhs) that small and marginal
farmers are unable to take up mulberry cultivation while large farmers are facing labour problems.
The study also indicates that the shift to horticultural crops is to avoid labour problems and also due
to more income

Keywords

Economics Horticultural crops Mulberry

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