An Economic Analysis of Marketing and Disposal Pattern of Groundnut in Surguja District of Chhattisgarh, India

A. K. Painkra *

Division of Agricultural Economics, K.D. College of Horticulture and Research Station, Bastar, C.G., India.

M. K. Seth

Division of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Research Station, Raipur, C.G., India.

A. Rawal

Division of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture and Research Station, Raipur, C.G., India.

S. K. Raju

Division of Agricultural Economics, School of Ag. Sciences, Mallareddy University, Hyderabad, T.G., India.

Khemraj

Division of Agricultural Statistics, K.D. College of Horticulture and Research Station, Bastar, C.G., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study is confined to an economic analysis of marketing and constraints of groundnut in the Surguja district of Chhattisgarh, India. The 90 respondents were interviewed for the study during the year 2015-16. The main objective of the study is to analyze marketing cost, price spread and constraints in marketing of groundnut. Major findings of the study revealed that at their place three marketing channels identified for the groundnut marketing in Sarguja district viz., were Channel – I: Producer → Consumer, Channel – II: Producer → Village Merchants/ Retailers → Consumer, Channel – III: Producer → Commission Agents/ Wholesaler → Retailer → Consumer. The total marketing cost was higher in Channel III (Rs. 365.38) Compared to Channel I and Channel II. and the total marketing margin and price spread was also seen higher in Channel III Rs. (1457.22 and 635.00) because in the Channel III there were two intermediates, whereas in channel I and channel II there was only one Intermediates respectively. The producer share in the consumer rupee was higher in the channel I (97.55%). The market efficiency was higher in Channel I (40.98 %).

Keywords: Groundnut crop, economic analysis, marketing, price spread, marketing channel, marketing margin


How to Cite

Painkra , A. K., Seth , M. K., Rawal, A., Raju , S. K., & Khemraj. (2023). An Economic Analysis of Marketing and Disposal Pattern of Groundnut in Surguja District of Chhattisgarh, India. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(9), 744–753. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92330

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