Trends And Extent Of Vegetable Production In India
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2389-2396
AbstractIndia is a second largest producer of vegetables after China. Fruits and vegetables are essential parts of our diets. Among all horticultural crops, vegetables recommended highest by ICMR. Therefore, vegetables occupy essential concern regarding production and productivity. The per capita recommended vegetables per day is 300 g per person per day (ICMR). Therefore, the vegetables require extra emphasis to improve production and productivity of it to feed the second largest population in the world. The data has been collected from various secondary sources. To study the trends of area and production of major vegetables has been collected from 2001-2018. To study the performance of vegetables, productivity has been calculated. Among all the vegetables, potato, onion, tomato and brinjal contribute maximum area and production. The vegetables are restricting to particular geographical condition so there is a need to increase the crop diversification to enhance the productivity, nutrition and food security.
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