Cost and Returns on Amla Production in Tiruppur District of Tamil Nadu – An Economic Analysis
Keywords:Amla, Cost of cultivation, Cost of production, Production, Yield and Returns
Amla (Embilica Officinalis) is a deciduous plant with high Vitamin C belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae and is native to India. In India, the cultivation of Amla is mainly done in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, etc. Uttar Pradesh is the lead state with a production of 379.14 tonnes fallowed by Madhya Pradesh occupies the second position with a production of 187.07 tonnes. Tamil Nadu occupies the Third position with a production of 171.47 tonnes (National Horticultural Board 2020). Tamil Nadu had a major production with an area of about 8, 40,000 hectares during the year 2020. The fruits are transferred to major markets such as Koyembedu market, Chennai, Ottanchathiram etc. Banarasi, NA-4(Krishna), NA-5 (Kanchan), NA-6, NA-7, NA-10, Francis, Chakaiya, Laxmi-52 are the major varieties that found in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu agricultural University, Coimbatore, have released an Amla (grafted) variety named BSR-1. The specific objectives were to analyze the Cost and Returns on Amla Production in Tiruppur District of Tamil Nadu. The analysis of net return indicated the Amla earned a per hectare profit Rs. 1,495,730 and also BCR is 3.42. The production of Amla is profitable in the study region.
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