Marketing problems of kohlrabi, carrot and cauliflower: A case study of Lakhipur Community Development Block of Goalpara District, Assam, India

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4871    | Article Id: D-4871 | Page : 36-40
Citation :- Marketing problems of kohlrabi, carrot and cauliflower: A case study of Lakhipur Community Development Block of Goalpara District, Assam, India.Agricultural Science Digest.2019.(39):36-40
Abdul Wakil Ali abdulwakil222@gmail.com
Address : Department of Economics, Habraghat Mahavidyalaya, Krishnai- 783126, Assam, India.
Submitted Date : 21-01-2019
Accepted Date : 26-03-2019

Abstract

Lakhipur Community Development block of Goalpara district of Assam has been selected for the study. The reason behind selection of the area is that Kohlrabi, Carrot and Cauliflower play a significant role in the economy of the district. Growing vegetables sector provides opportunities for employment generation, attain income and food security and increase income through value addition. However, due to the absence of efficient marketing facilities and processing units farmers do not receive remunerative prices. As most of the vegetable crops are perishable, their harvest and marketing are very crucial for boosting the development of these crops.  It was observed that about 4.03 per cent of Kohlrabi, 3.57 per cent of Carrot and 3.22 per cent of Cauliflower’s scope for increasing producer’s share in consumer’s price. And also seen that absence of proper marketing facilities in the post harvest operations from the farmers to the consumers are found responsible for the wide price spread. 

Keywords

Marketing efficiency Remunerative prices Perishables Price spread.

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