Constraints in the Production and Marketing of Cabbage in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh

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B. S. Rathod
R. K. Narvariya
A. Shrivastava


Cabbage is one of the most popular winter vegetables grown in India. It is cultivated in 0.245 million hectares with the total production of 5.617 million metric tonnes and average productivity of 22.9 metric tonnes/hectare. Cabbage is used as salad, boiled vegetable and dehydrated vegetable as well as in cooked curries and pickles. A multi-stage random sampling technique was adopted for data collection. The study was conducted in block Pandhana district of Khandwa (M.P.) where cabbage is an important cash crop. observed constraints in production of cabbage, High cost of quality seed (86.66%), Lack of labour (78.33%), Costly and irregular supply of electricity (75%), Costly irrigation due to higher electricity charges (73.33%), Lack of knowledge about insect, pest and diseases (63.33%), Lack of capital (60%), Costly equipments (51.67%), Lack of knowledge about seed treatment (41.66%) and High wages of labour charge (30%) were the major constraints reported and the proper correction, amendment or allocation requires to be observed as indicated in resource use productivity analysis, per hectare higher returns of cabbage as well as higher return ratio over per rupee invested cost shows better prospect for area expansion and production of cabbage cultivation.

Cabbage, constraints, resource use, productivity analysis.

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Rathod, B. S., Narvariya, R. K., & Shrivastava, A. (2020). Constraints in the Production and Marketing of Cabbage in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 39(35), 78-82.
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