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The present study has been carried out in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh on economic analysis ofmenthol mint cultivation in the year 2010. The economics has been worked out by comparing costs andreturns at different stages by the conventional method. The linear production function has been fitted toevaluate the resources-use efficiency in the production of menthol mint. The study has shown that themajor portion of operational cost is shared by hired labour, interculture operations, distillation charges,irrigation and machine / tractor charge. The overall benefit-cost ratio has been found to be 2.55, whichindicates a higher profit for farmers on less investment in mint cultivation. The independent variables likehuman labour, machinery, manures and fertilizer, irrigation charges and intercultural operations have showna positive and significant impact on the returns of mentha crop in the study area. The major problems facedby the farmers are high input cost, erratic supply of electricity, lack of adequate information, infrastructuralfacilities, regulated markets and energy-efficient distillation units.

Keywords: Menthol mint ; Medicinal and aromatic plants ; Mentha crop ; Barabanki district ; Economic analysis

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: 2011-12

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 24, Number 2 Page range: 345-350

Total Pages: 6

JEL Codes: Q 12; Q 18

Record appears in: Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) > Agricultural Economics Research Review

Agricultural Economics Research Review

Autor: Kumar, Sanjay ; Suresh, Ram ; Singh, Virendra ; Singh, A.K.


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