Year: 2023 | Month: March | Volume 68 | Issue 1
Economic Analysis and Growth Pattern of Ajwain in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan
Lal Chand Yadav
The research problem “Economic Analysis and growth pattern of ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan” is an exercise to determine the growth rates of area, production and productivity along with cost of cultivation and returns of ajwain in Chitttorgarh district of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan was selected on the basis of highest area under ajwain in Rajasthan. The data collected from the growers for the crop year 2018-19 were analyzed using tabular and functional analysis. The results obtained showed that the compound growth rates of area, production and productivity of ajwain in Chittorgarh district were, -2.92, -4.81 and -1.94 per cent per annum, respectively during the year 2007-08 to 2016-17. The overall cost of cultivation of ajwain crop was estimated as ` 21736.05 per hectare. The break - up of the overall cost showed that about 32.30 per cent of the total cost was in the form of Machine labor whereas rental value of owned land (17.75%) stood at the second highest place. Remaining 49.95 per cent cost was shared by other items. Overall gross income from ajwain during 2018-19 was estimated as ` 52763.25 per hectare whereas average net income over cost C2 and average family labor income was ` 31027.20 and ` 34935.93 per hectare, respectively. The average return per rupee was worked out to ` 2.42 and the average cost of production was ` 3980.49 per quintal.
- Compound growth rate of area, production and productivity of ajwain were -2.92, -4.81 and -1.94 per cent per annum and the cost of cultivation was ` 21736.05 per hectare of ajwain in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
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