Year: 2022 | Month: December | Volume 67 | Issue 5

Resource Management in Naga King Chilli Production: Evidence from Nagaland, India

Tumei Konyak Saddam Hossen Majumder Nivedita Deka
DOI:10.46852/0424-2513.5.2022.5

Abstract:

This paper analyzes resource management and the problems faced by Naga chilli growers in Nagaland. A total of 100 respondents were chosen randomly for the study, comprising of 50 farmers, 20 intermediaries and 30 customers. Findings shows that the growers practiced organic cultivation and the profit earned by chain players per kg of Naga King chillies is comparatively higher than other normal chillies in the study area. The total number of working days required for the production and cultivation of NK chilli was 183 days/ha/year, respectively. The return over cost (2.80) shows that Naga Kingh chilli production is remunerative for the growers of the study area. Major problems faced by the growers in the study area identified were wide fluctuation in price, availability/ supply shortage, handling and storage problems, perishable nature of chilli, etc. Initiating post-harvest handling practices for the tribal farmer, proper/scientific storages (like zero cooling chamber, cold storages,) forming cooperatives / FPO’s, trainings could be initiated through KVK, NGO’S, state departments, etc. could be used for retaining the shelf life of the chilli.

Highlights

  • Naga King chilli being a perishable in nature.
  • Customers preferences for Naga King chilli is very much higher than normal chillies
  • The price of NK chilli is comparatively higher than the price of other chillies due to its tastes, pungency and other qualities




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