Cost and returns of groundnut crop in Andhra Pradesh

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Cost and returns of groundnut crop in Andhra Pradesh


  • PERKA SHIVA KUMAR Cost of Cultivation Scheme, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, RARS, Warangal-506 007, Telangana


Cost of cultivation, Cost of production, Groundnut


The cost of cultivation data of Groundnut at Triennium Ending 2016-17 in Andhra Pradesh state reveals that the
value of main product (`51003) of groundnut is lesser than the total cost of cultivation (`58588). Operational costs are 69% and fixed costs are 31% in total cost, among which human labour cost is highest (28.53%) followed by seed cost (17.21%), net returns are `15690 at cost A2, and negative (`-7585) at cost C2, which reveals that the farmers income is negative by considering own labour costs. Replacing human labour with low cost machines, development of some more HYV by the researchers, adoption of best management practices by the farmers, raise of MSP by the Government to meet the total expenditure are the suggestions that arise from the study.


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DES 2017. Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India.

Kamala Bai S, Ali S M, Keshavareddy G, Nagaraj K H, Kulkarni L R and Ranganath S C 2019. Impact of improved production technology and mechanized decortication of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) on productivity and income of farmers in Ramanagara district of Karnataka. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 36(2): 105- 109. DOI:






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PERKA SHIVA KUMAR. (2020). Cost and returns of groundnut crop in Andhra Pradesh: Cost and returns of groundnut crop in Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 37(Specialissue).