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ECONOMICS OF PINEAPPLE CULTIVATION IN KERALA  

 

Variety : Mauritius

Spacing : 30 x 45 cm

No. of plants /ha : 25000

Wage rate (Rs) : Men: 200/day,  Woman : 125/day

 

Sl.

No

ITEMS

EXPENSES DURING (Rs.)

TOTAL

(Rs.)

Ist year

IInd  year

IIIrd year

A.   LABOUR REQUIREMENT

1

Land preparation & planting

25000

-

-

25000

2

Manuring

9500

9500

9500

28500

3

Weeding

18000

12500

12500

43000

4

Plant protection

2000

2000

2000

6000

5

Ethephon application& mulching

3000

4000

4000

11000

6

Harvesting & marketing

7500

8750

10000

26250

 

TOTAL

65000

36750

38000

139750

B.    INPUT COST

1

Planting material

40000

-

-

40000

2

Organic manure

10000

10000

10000

30000

3

Chemical fertilizers

19500

19500

19500

58500

4

Plant protection chemicals

10500

5250

5250

21000

5

Tools, implements etc

5000

5000

5000

15000

 

TOTAL

85000

39750

39750

164500

C.   LEASE AMOUNT

 

TOTAL Lease

27500

27500

27500

82500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

177500

104000

105250

386750

D.   YIELD/INCOME

1

Fruit yield (kg/ha)

32500

27500

25000

77500

2

Average price (Rs/kg)

5.50

5.25

5.00

 

3

Income on fruit (Rs)

178750

144375

125000

448125

4

Income from suckers (Rs)

-

3200

6400

9600

 

TOTAL INCOME

178750

147575

131400

457725

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

177500

104000

105250

386750

 

PROFIT/LOSS

1250

43575

26150

70975

 

These estimates are tentative only and subject to variation over place and time.

Pineapple Research Station (PRS, KAU). 2010. Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India

 

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