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Page : 1719-1732

Keywords : Fixed cost; Variable cost; Fapada leaves; Kalli leaves; Hakkal leaves; Dag (Packing of 12000 betel vine leaves); Dappa (Packing of 6000 betel vine leaves) and Karandi (Packing of 3000 betel vine leaves);

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Cost of betel vine cultivation and returns collected on the sale of betel vine leaves were known as most important factor in betel vine cultivation. Cultivators were well conversant with the cost of cultivation of betel vine. The growers of betel vine expected on the basis of cost of cultivation. Generally, price of any article was mostly dependent on cost and profit expected by the produces and mediators. The careful analysis of cost and income assisted to fix a certain price which was accepted by Consumers. The analysis of cost and income assisted betel vine cultivators to control unnecessary and excess expenses while using inputs. Cultivators realized to control expenses for earning more income and even a moderate price was fixed by them to relieve customer. This again furnished cultivators to estimate capital requirements for meeting productive and unproductive expense. Cultivators brought a certain quantity of betel vine leaves for sale on a certain price. Price of the betel leaves were determined by mediators and were paid to cultivators after deducting commission, transportation, loading unloading and other charges etc.Betel vine (Piper Betle Linn.) was an important commercial cash crop. In India the area under betel vine cultivation was 42287 hectares, in Maharashtra it was 4093 hectares. Betel vine leaves were used for chewing in India and other Asian countries. It was grown inside the artificial created forest area where humidity was more. The betel vine leaves were absolutely indispensable for celebrating marriages, many religious and social functions. Betel vine leaves were treated as holy symptoms for preserving bliss in the family and friendship. All holy days used betel vine leaves for creating and preserving reciprocity among friends and relatives. Betel vine leaves had medicinal values which were beneficial to sweeten the mouth and remove bad smell of the mouth. Betel vine leaves serve as the best medicine to remove acidity, cough, indigestion, septic, etc. Betel leaves were useful for curing Asthma, Bronchitis etc. People were habituated to chew betel vine leaves to wipeout uneasiness and exhaustiveness. Mostly betel vine leaves were used by many in regular intervals to obtain enthusiasm for all functions to do emotionally.The betel vine plant was considered as a perennial, creeping climber. Betel vine leaves were known as broad with pointed tips. It was identified as ever-green element to maintain freshness to all chewing people Betel vine leaves were born alternatively on the stem and branches of the betel vines.

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