1 I General Information APPENDIX ECONOMICS OF MANGO CULTIVATION IN TIRUNELVELI DISTRICT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE MANGO GROWER 1. Name of the Cultivator : 2. Village : 3. Block : 4. Taluk : 5. Age of the cultivator : 6. Educational level of the Cultivator : 7. Occupation /Social Position Of the cultivator : SCHEDULE I II. RESOURCES: A. LAND USE PATTEN: Sl. No. Particulars Irrigated Land Un irrigated Land Extent Value/ Rent Extent Value / Rent 1. Area owned 2. Area leased in 3. Area leased out 4. operational area
2 ix C. CAPITAL: (a) Building and other Structures Sl. No. Particulars Nos. Present Value 1. Dwelling house (Area) 2. Cattle shed (Area) 3. Storage go down (Area) 4. Tractor shed (Area) 5. Pump shed/house (Area) 6. Threshing yard (Area) 7. Watch and ward house (Area) 8. Servant quarters (Area) 9. Fence (Area) 10. Open well/bore well (Area) 11. Others (b) Livestock: 1. Bullocks 2. Cows: (Milk) (Dry) 3. He buffaloes 4. She buffaloes (Milk) (Dry) 5. Calves 6. Poultry 7. Sheep 8. Others Remarks
3 x Sl. No. Particulars Nos. Present Value (c) Dead Stock 1. Tractors 2. Power tillers 3. Pump sets: Electric Diesel 4. Thresher 5. Others (d) Implements 1. Cultivator 2. Disc. Harrow 3. Disc. Plough 4. Trolly etc., 5. Sprayer 6. Duster 7. Mammuty 8. Sickle 9. Cart 10. Fruit cutting scissors 11. Secateurs 12. Ploughs 13. Crowbar 14. Others Remarks
4 xi (e) Own Capital 1. Whether you manage your farm expenditure with your own capital resources? Yes/ No 2. If, yes, the amount of working capital used normally. IV. DETAILS OF THE AREA UNDER ORCHARD (MANGO) 1. Area : 2. Variety : 3. Soil type : 4. Spacing Rows/Plants : 5. No. of trees (Variety wise) : 6. No. of bearing trees last season : 7. No. of non-bearing trees : 8. Year of first bearing : 9. When planted month/ year : 10. Age of the garden : 11. Value of the land per acre under Mango trees/ Rental value : 12. Area under forests/ Barren and Uncultivable land/ permanent Pasture and other grazing land/ Cultivable waste in your farm, if any :
5 xii V. ESTABLISHMENT COST (up to Bearing Stage) Tractor Rs: Women Rs: Bullock pair Rs: Children Rs: Men Rs: Sl. Operation Human Labour Animal Labour Mechanical Power Physical Units Aggregate No. 1. Prep. Cultivation a) Cleaning the land b) Ploughing the land c) Levelling the land d) Digging the pits (Size:) ( No. of Pits:) e) Pits (i) Filling (Labour) (ii) FYM (iii) Compost (iv) Fertilizer (Name) (v) Insecticide (vi) Others Days M W C F H F H F H Cost Rs. No. of Pairs Cost Rs. Hours O H Cost Rs. Qty Value Rs. Cost Rs.
6 xiii 2. Planting a) Rate per seedling b) Transparent cost c) (If seedlings treated with chemicals) Chemicals d) Planting in Main field (Labour) e) Others 3. Fencing / Trenching a) Fencing (Labour) b) Pillars (Stone, wooden) c) Barbed wire d) Other material, if any required. 4. Fertilizer and Manure (up to bearing state) a) FYM (Labour Including) b) Compost (Labour Including)
7 xiv c) Fertilizer (Labour Including) d) Others 5. Irrigation (Up to bearing stage) a) Human labour b) Animal labour c) Water charges (cess) d) Electricity charges e) Diesel charges f) Hiring charges of pump etc. g) Others 6. Plant Protection (up to bearing stage) a) Chemicals b) Equipment used (own) c) Equipment (rent) d) Labour required e) Others
8 xv 7. Weeding & Hoeing (up to bearing stage) a) Chemical used b) Labour required c) Others 8. Watch and ward 9. Gap filling 10. Pruning 11. Land revenue and other taxes (Agl.Tax, int. paid on loan) 12. Repairs and upkeep of farm implements Grand
9 xvi VI. MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION COST Tractor Rs: Women Rs: F. Family Bullock pair Rs: Children Rs: H. Hired Men Rs: O. Owned Sl. No. 1. Weeding & Hoeing Operation Human Labour Animal Labour Mechanical Power Physical Units Aggregate a) Chemical used b) Labour required c) Others 2. Pruning 3. Manures and Maturing a) FYM b) Compost c) Fertiliser d) Labour required e) Others 4. Irrigation a) Human labour b) Animal labour c) Water charges Days M W C F H F H F H Cost Rs. No. of Pairs Cost Rs. Hours O H Cost Rs. Qty Value Rs. Cost Rs.
10 xvii (cess) d) Electricity charges e) Diesel charges f) Hiring charges for pump set, etc., g) Others 5. Plant protection: a) Chemicals b) Equipment used (own) c) Equipment (Rent) d) Labour required e) Others 6. Watch and ward 7. Harvesting 8. Land revenue and other taxes (Agl. tax, int. paid on loan) 9. Repairs and upkeep of farm implements 10. Others Grand
11 xviii VII. RETURNS: 1. Yield per acre - Bangalora: M. tonnes Neelum: M.tonnes 2. Price per M. tonne - Bangalora: Rs. Neelum Rs. 3. Return per acre - Bangalora: Rs. Neelum Rs. VIII. COST OF RETURNS FOR PAST YEARS (PER ACRE) Age of Orchard Cost Gross Return Net Return
12 Other charges xix SCHEDULE II MARKETING 1. Details of Sale: Date of Harvest Qty Harvested Retained for home Loss in storage / handling (for the last crop season / year) Qty sold To Whom Sold 1 Place of Sale 2 Graded /un graded 3 Rate of Diff. grades Qty in each grade Labour wages for grading Commission charges Octroi marketing fees 1. Retailer, Co-operative society, Consumers, contractor, wholesalers, etc. 2. At the market (Name) orchard, village, weekly market (Name) etc. 3. If you write down the basis of grading price, colour, or their qualities.
13 xx 2. Transportation details (for sale in the Market) Mode of Transport 1. Bullock cart Hired or owned Transported to (place) Distin. in k.m. Time taken Qty transported Hire charge Loading charges Unloading charges 2. Lorries 3. Tractor 4. Bus 5. Others (specify) Note: If it is sent to a distant place by railway goods wagon, find out about the details of transport to 1) To Station 2) To the place sent by railways Loss during transit
14 xxi SCHEDULE III MARKET ENQUIRY I. General Particulars: 1. Name of the Agent : 2. Type of agency : Wholesaler/Retailers/ Commission Agent/ Village traders 3. Location : 4. Commodity handled : Only mango /with other fruit/ fruits and grains 5. Mode of purchase : Contract/ Pre-harvest/ Post Harvest/ Negotiation/ Through agent II. Overhead Charges: 1. Rent for stall : 2. Electricity : 3. Licence fee : 4. Other charges post, phones, etc : 5. Rent for go downs : 6. Watch and ward : 7. Permanent labour : 8. Depreciation on tools and implements : 9. Cost of loan : 10. : 11. Quantity of mango handled/ year : 12. Value/ year : 13. Share of the value of mango to total value of sales : 14. Share of total cost to mango : 15. On cost per unit :
15 xxii III. Direct Cost Per Unit (Specify the units): 1. Amount paid to mango cultivation : 2. Handling cost : 3. Storage cost : 4. Transport cost : 5. Packing including materials : 6. Preparation for market : IV. Profit Margin: 1. Purchase price per unit : 2. Cost of marketing : 3. Sale price : V. Volume of Business: Sl. No. Month Qty purchased variety wise Qty sold Loss by damage Price paid Max. Min. Price received VI. Special Problems if any: 1. In finance : 2. In storage/ transport : 3. With growers :