Singh, S and Singh, Virendra and G D, Kiran Babu (2006) Techno-economic feasibility of wild marigold (Tagetes minuta) oil production in Himachal Pradesh†. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products , 13 (4). pp. 267-271.

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Essential oil production from wild marigold (Tagetes minuta L.) crop in selected locations of Himachal Pradesh has become a popular practice for gaining additional income and employment in farm sector. The study presents economics of essential oil production having components of cultivation and oil distillation in Himachal Pradesh, being practiced by the local farmers. Cost of cultivation for the average herbage yield of 200 qs was worked out to be Rs. 42,497/ha/crop season. Cost of oil production and net returns were determined as Rs. 1,175.28/kg oil and Rs. 41,236/ha/season, respectively. T. minuta oil production was not only, techno- economically feasible but also a remunerative venture with a benefit cost ratio (BCR) of 1.70, pay back period of 4.24 years (8.48 seasons), break even production at 31 kg oil and rate of return on total capital at 15.78 % as found out from the study.

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Subjects: Information and Science Management
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 09:33
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 05:32

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