Volume : I, Issue : III, December - 2011

Analysis of Profitability and its Impact on Bt & non Bt Cotton–A Case study of Haveri district (Karnataka)

Dr. C. S. Yatnalli, Basavaraj. Huggi

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Indian agriculture witnessed technological innovation in the mid sixties, which is termed as Green Revolution. Now it is time to launch a “Gene Revolution” instead of “Green Revolution” to feed the world and make Indian farmers rich. Cotton is also called as white gold in the field of textile industry; Cotton is one of the important cash crops of the country. It occupies a significant place in the agricultural and industrial (textile) economy of the country. Nearly 15 million farmers spread out in over 10 states are dependent on cotton cultivation for their livelihood The present study is designed with the following objectives: • To analyse the price sensitivity of Bt cotton and non–Bt cotton in Haveri district. • To find out the profitability and its impact on Bt and non–Bt cotton in Haveri district. • To find out the problems faced by cotton growers at the time of production and marketing. 1 H There is more uniformity in price sensitivity of cotton during lean period and less uniformity during peak period. 2 H The profitability of cotton is directly influenced by the cost of cultivation. This study is descriptive and exploratory in nature. Both primary and secondary sources of data are used in the study. The area covers seven taluks of the district The co–efficient of correlation is 0.65. The results read as prices of cotton in regulated market of Karnataka increases, the 1 arrival decreases and vice–versa, H is accepted The average profit is gained to Bt cotton growers by 49851.24 mean value 2 than non–Bt cotton. Profitability of Bt–cotton is directly influenced by the cost of cultivation.H is accepted in the study area. There is a substantial reduction in the pesticide use and the cost of Bt cotton in the study area. The relative gain of Bt cotton over non Bt cotton in the study area in favourable to Bt cotton growers. 2 It is also concluded that the method of cultivation is financially feasible in all size group of farmers in study area. H is also accepted with statistical evaluation. The high seed cost of Bt cotton in the study area is the main problem with the sample farmers with 73.58 percent, represents first rank. It is followed by non available of quality seeds and low market price

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Dr. C. S. Yatnalli, Basavaraj. Huggi Analysis of Profitability and its Impact on Bt & non Bt Cotton-A Case study of Haveri district (Karnataka) Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.I, Issue.III December 2011


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