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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Different Mushroom Production For Diversification of Income In Srinagar Garhwal Valley, Uttarakhand

https://doi.org/10.51514/JSTR.2.4.2020.1-5

Nitesh Rawat*, R. S. Negi and Santosh Singh

ABSTRACT

The study was carried out in mushroom production unit of Department of Rural Technology Chauras Campus, HNBGU, Srinagar Garhwal in the year 2017-19. The study examined the cost, returns and break-even point of mushroom production on different mushroom production in Uttarakhand as the sustainable source of income in rural areas. The result shows that if mushroom price per kg decline to Rs.136.20 provided actual production is not less than 59.25 kg in oyster mushroom and Rs.114.30 provided actual production is not less than 441.11kg in button mushroom in a cycle of cultivation. A total of four production periods annually can be achieved in Uttarakhand. Strengthening mushroom production farming could be essential in order to sustain the rural economy to keep its development, increasing and diversifying business and employment opportunities. Mushroom production may provide income opportunities for small farmers. Simple tabular analysis, benefit-cost analysis and break-even analysis is done for statistical analysis. The study concluded that mushroom entrepreneur in Srinagar Garhwal valley may be successful if done with skill and proper planning

Keywords: Mushroom production, Benefit/Cost Analysis, Rural Development, Uttarakhand