Growing of Exotic Vegetables in Hills: Status, Strategies and Struggles

Journal of Agriculture and Allied fields
Year: (2020), Volume: (2), Issue. (1)
First page: (17) Last page: (34)
Online ISSN: A/F
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Growing of Exotic Vegetables in Hills: Status, Strategies and Struggles

Jayesh Garg1, Seema Thakur2 and Rajesh Thakur3

1Student, M. Sc, Department of Vegetable Science, 2Scientist ( Veg. Sci), 3Scientist (Floriculture), KVK, Solan at Kandaghat

Corresponding Author Email: artikvksolan@gmail.com

Online Published: 10-April-2020

Received:
28th November 2019

Accepted:
21st February 2020

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ABSTRACT

Exotic vegetables are those that have been introduced into the country from outside, something that is not native to the country. The exotic vegetables are low in calories and rich in nutrients, making them very popular with people metros and even with locals. Demand-driven exotic vegetables production is suitable for the farmers as they have assured market through contract with consumers. Exotic vegetables market is growing at the rate of 15 to 20 per cent per annum is increasing day by day since India is importing more than 85 percent exotic vegetables. However, despite a naturally enabling environment for cultivating these high value veggies, the area unfortunately lacks proper export facilities and local marketing infrastructure. The people in India are now developing new test buds to accept new food items. Preparation of these food items need many exotic vegetables like Baby corn, Red cabbage, Broccoli, Colored bell pepper, lettuce, Asparagus, Olives etc. some of which are imported from other countries. Due to huge supply chain, more demand and less supply these vegetables comes very costly in the Indian market. (Rao and Mrunalinisasanka, 2015). In view of increasing demand for exotic vegetables and their nutraceutical value, it is the right time to take up their cultivation in home as well as in commercial space.

KEYWORDS

Red cabbage, Asparagus, vegetables , Exotic