Marketing of Vegetables in India

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Daya Publishing House, Apr 1, 2002 - Vegetables - 188 pages
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India Occupies The Prime Position In The Production Of Vegetable Crops And It Is Universally Accepted That These Are Cheaper Sources Of Proteins, Vitamins, Carbohydrates, Minerals And Dietary Fibers, Still, Nutrition Has Yet Not Been Considered As An Indicator Of Social Change Or For That Matter Economic Development In This Country. The Nutritional Security Of A Country Can Be Achieved Only When Enough Vegetables Are Consumed. The Area And Production Of Vegetables In India Has Been Increasing Year After Year During The Post Green Revolution Period And The Country Is Heading Towards Another Revolution In The Form Of Golden Revolution . Even Though, India Is The Second Largest Producer Of Vegetables In The World Still The Prevailing System Of Cultivation, Harvesting, Storage, Marketing Etc., Are Not Developed. The Marketing Of Vegetables Is Still A Major Problem. As Most Of The Vegetable Growers Are Small Farmers There Is An Urgent Need To Tackle The Prevailing Problems And To Have A Sound Vegetable Policy For The Future. It Is In This Connection This Book Makes An Attempt To Highlight The Importance Of This Sector In Our Economy By Noting The Various Aspects Like Origin, Values And Uses, Area And Production Both In The World And In India, Varieties, Harvesting, Marketing, Exports, Problems And Prospects With The Help Of Necessary Available Data Base. The Book Makes An Indepth Study About These Aspects And An Effort Is Also Made To Highlight The Role Of Organisations In Its Development. This Book Is Useful For The Students, Researchers, Trader And Policy Makers. Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Vegetables: Present Status, Chapter 3: Underground Vegetables, Chapter 4: Fruit Vegetables, Chapters 5: Cole Crops, Chapter 6: Cucurbits, Chapter 7: Leafy Vegetables, Chapter 8: Legume Vegetables, Chapter 9: Marketing Of Vegetables, Chapter 10: Vegetable Crops: Present Problems And The Future, Chapter 11: Organisations In The Development Of Vegetable Crops.

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