Cost of Cultivation

Government of  Kerala accorded Sanction for Conducting annual Survey of  Cost of  Cultivation of  important crops in the state from 1980-81 onwards Vide G.O(Rt) 466/79/Plg dated.27/10/1979. The Survey covered all the  districts  of  Kerala by selecting 38 Taluks. The crops covered by the survey are paddy  ( 3 Seasons), Coconut, Arecanut, Pepper, Banana, Tapioca, Ginger, Turmeric, Bitter guard (3 Seasons), Cowpea (3 Seasons), Pineapple and Cardamom   ( Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad districts only)

The main objective of this survey was to estimate the cost of cultivation per hectare and value of  out put per hectare of important crops in Kerala. The period of survey is an agriculture year. 

The data collected from this survey are used for the successful implementation of various schemes in the Agricultural sector, required to draw up realistic plans for the development of various crops, diversification  of cropping patterns and maximization of net returns  from them. More over these data are used by the State and Central Governments to fix floor support  prices for Agricultural commodities and State Income calculations.






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