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COST OF PRODUCTION OF POTATO
 
COST OF PRODUCTION OF POTATO (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      
  a   Cultivator 3 450 1350
  b   Planking 3 225 675
3 Cost of Seed 1200 15 18000
4 Cost of nursery raising 1 3000 3000
5 Cost of manure & fertilizer      
  a   FYM trollies 6 800 4800
  b   Labour for applying FYM 6 275 1650
  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 6 275 1650
7 Cost of Irrigation      
  a   Canal 6 10 60
  b   Tubewell 6 450 2700
  c   Cleaning of water courses M/D 2 275 550
  d   Labour of Charges for irrigation 6 275 1650
8 Earthing up & weeding 16 275 4400
9 Plant protection charges 5 400 2000
10 Harvesting      
  a   Harvesting  10 275 2750
  b   Handling & transportation 4 1000 4000
  c   Cost of bags 100 80 8000
11 Baskets / Artisins      
12 Land revenue & other taxes 1 100 100
13 Land rent of 6 months 0.5 20000 10000
  Total Expenditure     78335
14 Management Charges @ 15% of total Expen     11750
15 Interest on capital @ 16% of total Exp.     12534
16 Invisible Charges     350
17 Total Yield     8000
18 Total Value   10 80000
19 Total Cost of Production      102969
20 Cost of Production per Ton     120871
21 Cost of Production per Kg     12.87
22 Cost of Production per 40 Kg     514.8
23 Proposed Support price per 40 Kg