COST - BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

Article Id: ARCC2718 | Page : 256 - 261
Citation :- COST - BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2007.(41):256 - 261
Ram Singh and Ram Suresh
Address : TET Division, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal - 132 001, India

Abstract

The present study was conducted in Sonepat and Gurgaon districts of Haryana during the year 2003-04 to work out the benefit cost ratio of mushroom cultivation. The study revealed that (1) the fixed capital investment was more than double in case of large and medium farms as compared to the small farms, (2) the use of compost had positive relationship with the farm size, (3) there existed a positive relationship between the mushroom production and farm size, (4) large farmers had lowest cost of mushroom production as compared to small and medium due to the most efficient utilization of fixed farm resources. The major problems regarding the production of mushroom were: lack of finance, lack of availability of good quality spawn; high price of spawn and problems of insect, pests and diseases etc. The study further suggests since, mushroom cultivation is capital intensive in nature and also increases with the increase in farm size, the financial assistance through institutional agencies at cheaper interest rate would be the desirable entity.

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