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Agribusiness Opportunity for Pigeon pea growing Farmers

Author Affiliations

  • 1PGDM Rural Management, Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Matunga, Mumbai, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 7-9, February,22 (2015)

Abstract

Pulses occupy a unique position in Indian agriculture. It plays a vital role in fixing atmospheric nitrogen in to Nitrate and make the soil fertile. Akola district of Maharashtra is one of the important pulse trading centers in India. Agro climatic condition of Akola district of India is suitable for pigeon pea crop hence it is an important pulse crop in the area. Secondary data on area production and productivity were collected from various government publication and websites for the period of 2001-2011. An effort has been made to prove the leverage of suitable agro climatic condition for the pulse crops and agribusiness opportunity available in that area. Growth and instability of pigeon pea crop shows significant and positive growth rate over the period of time. Even if having diverse cropping pattern in the area. Instead of depending upon only farming; farmers can go for subsidiary agribusiness. “Mini dal mill” can be a good agribusiness in that area. As it required less investment and can gets good return. Government subsidy is also available for the same. Farmers, self help group (SHG), small entrepreneur, unemployed youth can leverage this opportunity and can start their own agribusiness.

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