Horticulture
Horticulture :: Cost of Cultivation

Cost of cultivation of annual horticultural crops

Crop Field preparation Nursery and planting / sowing Weeding Plant protection Fertilizers Wages Staking, transport & other expenses Total
Tomato 6000 7000 10000 12000 8000 13000 5000 61000
Chilli 6000 7000 10000 12000 6000 5000 - 46000
Paprika 6000 8000 10000 12000 8000 5000 - 49000
Capsicum 6000 8000 10000 12000 8000 5000 - 49000
Brinjal 6000 7000 10000 10000 7000 10000 - 50000
Bhendi 6000 12000 5600 5000 6000 6000 - 40600
Cabbage 6000 10000 10000 12000 8500 5000 - 51500
Cauliflower 6000 10000 10000 12000 8500 5000 - 51500
Tapioca 6000 5000 8000 2000 3000 6000 - 30000
Watermelon 6000 10000 10000 8000 8000 8000 - 50000
Muskmelon 6000 14000 10000 8000 8000 8000 2000 56000
Ribbed gourd 6000 8000 8000 8000 7000 5000 - 42000
Bottle gourd 6000 8000 8000 8000 7000 5000 - 42000
Gherkins 6000 8000 7000 9000 7000 6000 5000 48000
Turmeric 6000 10000 8000 8000 8000 5000 - 45000
Coriander 6000 6000 6000 6000 4000 4000 - 32000
Banana 6000 8000 8000 10000 10000 6000 8000 56000
Chrysan-themum 6000 15000 8000 10000 9000 7000 - 55000
Golden rod 6000 30000 10000 10000 11000 10000 - 77000

Costs and benefits of annual Horticultural crops

Crop Cost of cultivation Yield (MT/ha) Net income (Rs.) (at the lowest price) Market price range (Rs.)
Tomato 61000 50 39000 (@ Rs. 2/kg) 2 - 30/kg
Chilli 46000 22 64000 (@ Rs.5/kg) 5 - 15/kg
Paprika 49000 37 136000 (@ Rs. 5/kg) 5 - 20/kg
Capsicum 49000 18 95000 (@ Rs. 8/kg) 8 - 25/kg
Brinjal 50000 60 70000 (@ Rs. 2/kg) 2 - 30/kg
Bhendi 40600 10 19400 (@ Rs.6/kg) 6 - 15/kg
Cabbage 51500 75 173500 (@ Rs. 3/kg) 3 - 10/kg
Cauliflower 51500 32000 flowers 108500 (@ Rs. 5/flower) 5 - 15/flower
Tapioca 30000 30 54000 (@ Rs. 2.8/kg) 2.8 - 5/kg
Watermelon 50000 40 50000 (@ Rs. 2.5/kg) 2.5 - 10/kg
Muskmelon 56000 22 54000 (@ Rs.5/kg) 5 - 25/kg
Ribbed gourd 42000 20 38000 (@ Rs. 4/kg) 4 - 15/kg
Bottle gourd 42000 40 78000 (@ Rs. 3/kg) 3 - 15/kg
Gherkins 48000 20 72000 (@ Rs. 6/kg) 6 - 12/kg
Turmeric 45000 5 55000 (@ Rs. 2000/Q) 2000 - 4000/Q
Coriander 32000 87000 bundles 55000 (@ Rs. 1/bundle) 1 - 2/bundle
Banana 56000 75 319000 (@ Rs. 5/kg) 5 - 12/kg
Chrysanthemum 55000 20 245000 (@ Rs. 15/kg) 15 - 25/kg
Golden rod 77000 15000 bunches 73000 (@ Rs. 10/bunch) 10 - 14/bunch

Source
1. http://www.tnau.ac.in/horcbe/tnpfp/economics.pdf

   
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