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ECONOMICS OF PINEAPPLE CULTIVATION IN KERALA  

 

Variety : Mauritius

Spacing : 30 x 45 x 120 cm

No. of plants  : 10000/acre,  25000/hectare

Wage rate (Rs) : Men: 400/day,  Woman : 300/day

Sl. No.

ITEMS

EXPENSES PER ACRE (Rs.)

TOTAL

EXPENSES PER HECTARE (Rs.)

TOTAL

Ist year

IInd  year

IIIrd year

(Rs.)

Ist year

IInd  year

IIIrd year

(Rs.)

A.   LABOUR REQUIREMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Land preparation & planting

20000

   

20000

50000

   

50000

2

Manuring

7600

7600

7600

22800

19000

19000

19000

57000

3

Weeding

15000

12000

12000

39000

37500

30000

30000

97500

4

Plant protection

2000

2000

2000

6000

5000

5000

5000

15000

5

Ethephon application& mulching

2400

3200

3200

8800

6000

8000

8000

22000

6

Harvesting & marketing

6000

7000

8000

21000

15000

17500

20000

52500

 

TOTAL

53000

31800

32800

117600

132500

79500

82000

294000

B.    INPUT COST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Planting material

40000

   

40000

100000

   

100000

2

Organic manure

10000

10000

10000

30000

25000

25000

25000

75000

3

Chemical fertilizers

15600

15600

15600

46800

39000

39000

39000

117000

4

Plant protection chemicals

10000

5000

5000

20000

25000

12500

12500

50000

5

Tools, implements etc

4000

4000

4000

12000

10000

10000

10000

30000

 

TOTAL

79600

34600

34600

148800

199000

86500

86500

372000

C.   LEASE AMOUNT

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

TOTAL Lease

40000

40000

40000

120000

100000

100000

100000

300000

 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

172600

106400

107400

386400

431500

266000

268500

966000

D.   YIELD/INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Fruit yield (kg)

10000

10000

7000

27000

25000

25000

17500

67500

2

Average price (Rs/kg)

20

18

16

18

20

18

16

18

3

Income on fruit (Rs)

200000

180000

112000

492000

500000

450000

280000

1230000

4

Income from suckers (Rs)

 

10000

8000

18000

 

25000

20000

45000

 

TOTAL INCOME

200000

190000

120000

510000

500000

475000

300000

1275000

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

172600

106400

107400

386400

431500

266000

268500

966000

 

PROFIT/LOSS

27400

83600

12600

123600

68500

209000

31500

309000

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

Pineapple Research Station (PRS, KAU). 2013. Vazhakulam, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India

 

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