CONSTRAINTS IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF CLUSTER BEAN IN HISAR DISTRICT OF HARYANA
SUBODH AGARWAL*, SURESH KUMAR, S. K. GOYAL AND NAVEEN KUMAR
Department of Business Management and Department of Agronomy
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received: 20 May 2019; Accepted: 25 June 2019)
Haryana, with a share of 18 to 30 per cent, is the second largest producer state of Guar (cluster bean) after Rajasthan. This study aims to assess the critical constraints in production and marketing of cluster bean in Hisar district. Hisar block was selected, having highest area under cluster bean, to collect the required information. From the study, it was found that the major constraints in production of cluster bean were variability in weather/ lack awareness of weather forecasting (90.91%) and labour scarcity during peak season of sowing (81.82%) along with crop protection, viz., problem of weeds (79.55%), insect-pests (45.45%) and diseases (22.73). Whereas, the important constraints in the marketing of cluster bean were lack of export facility (100%), high commission charges (100%), more number of intermediaries (100%), lack of processing facilities (95 %), problem of fluctuations in prices (89 %), lack of storage facility (86 %), lack of buyers in the market (77 %) and lack of regulated and cooperative marketing for cluster bean (95 %). Minimum Support Price (MSP) and lack of farmer-industry linkage were the major constraints reported by all the sample farmers.
Key words: Cluster bean, constraints, production, marketing