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Production and marketable surplus of summer vegetables in Punjab

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Mini Goyal and Amandeep Singh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2012, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 60)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412.

Production and marketable surplus of summer vegetables in Punjab

Goyal Mini, Singh Amandeep
Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

JEL Classification: Q13, Q19

Online published on 1 August, 2013.

Abstract
The present study was undertaken to examine the extent of area, production, marketable surplus of summer vegetables in Punjab. The results revealed that all the important summer vegetables were grown in Punjab. The major summer vegetables were found to be onion to which the highest area was allocated by the sample vegetables farmers. It was found that a negligible quantity of summer vegetables was retained for home consumption. Similarly, vegetables crops were not raised for seed production as such lions’ share of the production was spared for the market.