An Economic Analysis Of Production And Marketing Of Pomegranate In Middle Gujarat

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by Suraj K. Patel(Author),Dr. R. S. Pundir(Author)

ISBN Number : 978- 1-63042-309-4

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Suraj K. Patel

Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation (ICAR), Research Centre,Vasad, Gujarat

Dr. R. S. Pundir

Associate Professor and Head, Agribusiness Economics & Policies, International Agri-Business Management Institute (IABMI), Anand Agricultural University, Anand -388110, Gujarat

Agriculture, a profession in India which is not only means of livelihood for majority of population but also way of life. India is endowed with 127 agro–climatic regions which show the richness of country in terms of climatic variability and it ensures the possibilities of growing various kinds of crops in the country. The total geographical area of the country is 328.7 million hectare, of which 141.6 million hectare is net sown area.The agriculture and allied sector contributed approximately 13.94 per cent of India′s GDP during 2013–14 (Anonymous, 2014 ). Whereas, at the national level, 57.8 per cent of rural d households are now engaged in agriculture and allied activities (Sharma, 2015). It clearly indicates that agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy.