China, India, Nigeria, Sudan and Indonesia are the top five producers of Groundnut in the World. Argentina and India are the major exporters and European Union and Vietnam are the major importers of Groundnut. India is the second largest producer of Groundnut in the world and produced 7.15 million tonnes from an area of 4.76 million ha with productivity of 1552 kg per hectare. Groundnut production is highly vulnerable to rainfall deviations and display huge fluctuation between years. India exported around 9 lakh tonnes of Groundnut in 2015. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Pakistan are the major export destination for Indian Groundnut and contributed 74 per cent share to the Indian exports. The major trading zones for Groundnut in India are Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Gondal & Adoni in Gujarat, Karnool in Andhra Pradesh and Devengere in Karnataka. Tamil Nadu is the largest producer in India and produced 9.20 lakh tonnes per annum from an area of 3.30 lakh ha and productivity is 3442 kg/ha. There existed frequent price changes in Groundnut over years since consumption of oil is largely affected by import of edible oil into India
Dr.R.Sangeetha,Ph.D(Agricultural Economics), her doctoral research was on" An economic Analysis of internalizing Externalities in Agro forestry Production in Tamil Nadu".She was awarded with Young Scientist award Award for her outstanding contribution in research work, the best teacher award for her immense and sincere contribution in Teaching.
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