ECONOMIC OF GREEN HOUSE ROSE PRODUCTION IN KRISHNAGIRI DISTRICT, INDIA
Horticulture crops play a unique role in economy of a country and its farmers. The conventional open field crops production generates and unremunerated production and cause of biodiversity. In order to overcome the problem, protected cultivation technology (green house) is need of the hour. Protected cultivation technology can be an effective mechanism for conserving agro-biodiversity. Greenhouse rose cultivation, an investment intensive and which need specific knowledge, skill and thoroughness in production, increases the income level of the farmer. Hence an attempt was made to study the economics of greenhouse cultivation. Krishnagiri district is the major producer of flower crops in Tamil nadu. There are 10 blocks, they are arranged in descending order and top two blocks viz., Hosur and Thalli were selected. Greenhouse growers list of the selected blocks were prepared and 60 respondents were randomly selected from the list. The study found that the average greenhouse size was at 1.76unit. (1 unit =1000sq. m). It found that gross return from greenhouse unit per year was at Rs.10, 95000 and the net return was at Rs.6, 33,797.95. BCR was 1.46 at 15 per cent discount rate.