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COST OF PRODUCTION OF BITTER GOU
 
COST OF PRODUCTION OF BITTER GOURD (NORMAL
 
SEASON) FOR THE YEAR 2008-09 ON ONE ACRE
 
         
Sr.No Name of Operations No/Qt Rate / Unit Expenses
1 a   Furrow turning 1 650 650
  b   Cultivator 3 450 1350
  c   Leveling 1 450 450
  d   Planking 3 225 675
2 Seed bed Preparation     0
  a   Cultivator 3 450 1350
  b   Planking 3 225 675
3 Cost of Seed 1 8000 8000
4 Cost of nursery raising 1 3000 3000
5 Cost of manure & fertilizer     0
  a   FYM trollies 4 800 3200
  b   Labour for applying FYM 4 275 1100
  c   DAP bags 2 1900 3800
  d   Urea 2 750 1500
  e   SOP bags 1 2100 2100
  f   labour for applying Fertilizer 1 275 275
6 a   Bed making with ridger 1 650 650
  b   Sowing/transplanting 1 275 275
7 Cost of Irrigation     0
  a   Canal 10 10 100
  b   Tubewell 10 450 4500
  c   Cleaning of water courses M/D 2 275 550
  d   Labour of Charges for irrigation 4 275 1100
8 Earthing up & weeding 4 275 1100
9 Plant protection charges 10 400 4000
10 Harvesting     0
  a   Harvesting 100 275 27500
  b   Handling & transportation 50 1000 50000
  c   Cost of bags 100 80 8000
11 Baskets / Artisins     0
12 Land revenue & other taxes 1 100 100
13 Land rent of 6 months 0.5 20000 10000
  Total Expenditure     136000
14 Management Charges @ 15% of total Expen     20400
15 Interest on capital @ 16% of total Exp.     21760
16 Invisible Charges     350
17 Total Yield     9000
18 Total Value      
19 Total Cost of Production      178510
20 Cost of Production per Ton     13510
21 Cost of Production per Kg     13.51
22 Cost of Production per 40 Kg     540
23 Proposed Support price per 40 Kg