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An analysis of Marketed Surplus and Price Spread of Cauliflower in S. Chotanagpur (Jharkhand) for Sustainable financial inclusion of Tribal Farmers

Shankar, Tara and Singh, K.M. (2016): An analysis of Marketed Surplus and Price Spread of Cauliflower in S. Chotanagpur (Jharkhand) for Sustainable financial inclusion of Tribal Farmers.

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Abstract

The study was undertaken to analyze marketed surplus and price spread for Cauliflower in S. Chotanagpur of Jharkhand. Cluster sampling techniques was used to select the sample villages and respondents. Primary data were collected by personal interview of respondents. Simple statistical tools were employed to accomplish different objectives of the study. The marketed surplus of the medium category of farms have slightly higher surplus than marginal, large and small categories of farms. Their relative proportion was 94.84 per cent, 94.51 per cent, 94.49 per cent and 94.48 per cent respectively of the total production. The share of producer in consumer rupee is high in channel were there are less number of intermediaries. The marketing cost incurred by wholesaler in different channels were estimated 5.01 per cent, 6.39 per cent and 7.88 per cent of the consumer price respectively and their corresponding net margins were 9.68 per cent, 9.61 per cent and 10.23 per cent of the price paid by the consumer.

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