PROTECTED CULTIVATION TECHNOLOGY (PCT) IN KARNATAKA – AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF GERBERAP. B. Gamanagatti and B.L. Patil
Gerbera commonly known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton daisy in one of the important cut flowers, commercially grown in several countries of the world. The economics of Protected Cultivation Technology (PCT) under Gerbera was evaluated during the year 2013-14. The average cost per hectare establishment cost for Gerbera PCT unit was found to be Rs. 9778.27 thousand. PCT Gerbera required 3307.67 human labour days, of which 21.45 per cent came from the family and remaining 78.55 were hired. The cost B was Rs. 5689.30 thousand and cost C was Rs. 5822.93 thousand. The gross return received from Gerbera was Rs. 13233 thousands. The output-input ratio at cost D 1.81. Per flower cost of production was the Rs. 1.52 and with subsidy it was 1.39. The B-C ratio was 1.35 for 10 per cent, where as 1.31 and 1.24 for 12 and 15 percent respectively. The payback period for Gerbera is 3.61 years and internal rate of return was 29 percent.
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