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Economics

ECONOMICS OF PASSION FRUIT PRODUCTION

The tentative economics of passion fruit production is furnished below assuming that the economic life span of the crop is five years. The estimated total expenditure for first year is 1, 92 thousand and around 40 thousand for the succeeding years. The yield is assumed to be around three tons during first year increasing around 10 tons per hectare during 3rd year and slowly declining to 5 tons per hectare during fifth year. At an average price of 30/kg, the income from fruit during the first year is 90 thousand increasing to 3 lakh during third year and declining to 1.5 lakh during fifth year.

                                           Economics of passion fruit production

Sl. No

ITEMS

           EXPENSES PER HECTARE (₹)

Total (₹)

 

 

I st year

II nd year

III rd year

IV th year

Vth year

 

A.   LABOUR REQUIREMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Land preparation & planting

10000

     

 

10000

2

Trellis preparation

6000

     

 

6000

3

Manuring

3000

3000

3000

3000

3000

15000

4

Weeding

4000

2000

2000

2000

2000

12000

5

Plant protection

2000

2000

2000

2000

2000

10000

6

Harvesting & marketing

7000

12000

15000

13000

10000

57000

 

TOTAL

32000

19000

22000

20000

17000

110000

B.    INPUT COST

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Trellis materials

140000

     

 

140000

2

Planting material

4000

     

 

4000

3

Organic manure

5000

10000

10000

10000

10000

45000

4

Chemical fertilizers

4000

4000

4000

4000

4000

20000

5

Plant protection chemicals

3000

3000

3000

3000

3000

15000

6

Tools, implements etc

4000

1000

1000

1000

1000

8000

 

TOTAL

160000

18000

18000

18000

18000

232000

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

192000

37000

40000

38000

35000

342000

C.   YIELD/INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Fruit yield (kg)

3000

6000

10000

7000

5000

31000

2

Average price (₹/kg)

30

30

30

30

30

30

3

Income on fruit (₹)

90000

180000

300000

210000

150000

930000

 

TOTAL INCOME

90000

180000

300000

210000

150000

930000

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE

192000

37000

40000

38000

35000

342000

 

PROFIT/LOSS

-102000

143000

260000

172000

115000

588000

Variety:

Passion fruit: 134P

     

Spacing:

5 m x 5 m

       

No.of plants:

400/hectare

       

Wage rate (₹)

Men:400/day

Woman: 300/day

   

Estimates are tentative and subject to variation over place and time

   
 

The first year ends in a net loss of around 1 lakh due to the substantial expenses incurred for trellis preparation. Substantial profit is obtained from second year onwards with a maximum of 2.6 lakh during third year and a total profit of around 6 lakh during the five year span.

 

Economics of Passion Fruit Cultivation 2015

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