Upliftment through seedling production and value chain management of King Chilli

    03-Jun-2022
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Dr Priyadarshini Salam
Contd from previous issue
Results/outcomes
The economics of the cost of seedling production of King Chilli (3months duration) in low cost polyhouse of size 100 ft x 50 ft are as given below:
1. Vermicompost 1 tonnes @ Rs. 10 kg -1 = Rs. 10,000
2. Transportation and loading of vermicompost = Rs. 3000
3. Requirement of Labour
a) 5 labourers for 4 days @ Rs.200 per labopur/manday for filling of media (Vermicompost with sandy soil) in polybags (35,000 bags for 35,000 nos. of plants) for = Rs. 4,000
b) 5 labours for 4 days @ Rs. 200 per labour/manday for transplanting the seedlings in polybags = Rs. 4,000
c) 2 regular labour @ Rs. 4,000 per month for 3 months = 24,000
4. Cost of polybags 100 kg @ Rs. 120 kg-1 = Rs. 12,000
5. Miscellaneous = Rs. 1000
Total Cost = Rs. 58,000
Total Income = Sale of Seedlings @ Rs. 10 per seedlings (35,000 nos) = Rs. 3,50,000
Net Return = Rs. 3,50,000 – 58,000 =Rs. 2,92,000
B:C = 6.03 (To be contd)