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VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU

Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P..

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India ranks second in worldwide farm output. India is the second largest producer of overall fruits and
vegetables next to China as on 2015. The contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP at the time of Independence
was 70% and it accounted for 85% of total employment. The share of agriculture in the country’s GDP has been
gradually declining since then. At present, the contribution of agriculture to GDP is about 25%, but it still
engages about 70%. The fruits and vegetable production contributes more than 30% of the agriculture GDP. The
annual average rate of growth of agricultural GDP has also declined from around 3.5% during mid-eighties to
mere 1.2 % during 2013-14. This declining growth of agriculture was due to various reasons in which wastage
of agricultural commodity one among them. Challenge of food wastage is not only in India, but in the whole
world. Around one-third of total food production is wasted globally, which is around 1.3 billion tons per year.
Various studies were reported that, India was wasted from minimum 35% to maximum 72% of its total
production. Tamilnadu wasted around Rs 8,100 crore worth of fruits and vegetables during 2014. With high
percentage wastage of fruits and vegetables, the value loss could be imagined. It is not only a loss to farmers,
processors, retailers and consumers, but also loss to the economy as a whole. Hence this study was conducted to
analyse the wastage of vegetables at the wholesale distribution points of Tamilnadu. This study was built based
on descriptive method. Scope of this research confined within five vegetables. Structured questionnaire was
prepared and data were collected from 13 locations of Tamilnadu. It was collected from 303 wholesalers
(includes all middle men such as agents, wholesalers, distributors, etc.) through direct interview and survey
method by adopting convenience and snowball sampling methods. Data quality was tested through reliability
analysis and objective of this study achieved through different analysis such as weighted average, factor analysis
and multiple regression analysis. Results were shown that, data quality was 90% reliable and wholesale points
realizing 4.6% of wastage in its received goods which contributes 10% wastage in total supply chain wastage
from farm gate to retail. Factor analysis extracted 6 factors from 24 variables. Multiple regression resulted that
around 12 major variables were causing the wastage at wholesale points of vegetables distribution. As per
wastage causing factors, this study recommended few strategies based on cold storage utility in different
aspects, handling, packing and transporting methods.

Key words: Key words: Agricultrure, Horticultural crops, Post-harvest, Supply chain, Tamilnadu, Vegetable wastage, Wholesale


 
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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309


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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(17): 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P. (2020) VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. JCR, 7 (17), 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. 2020. VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. "VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P.. "VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 2501-2508. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309



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Arivazhagan, R., Dinesh, S., Geetha.P. (2020) VEGETABLES WASTAGE ANALYSIS IN WHOLESALE POINTS OF TAMILNADU. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 2501-2508. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.309