Trends and Constraints of Onion Production in Haryana
Raj Kumar*, Anil Kumar Rathee, Dalip Bishnoi and Sumit
The present study was conducted in Naraingarh and Bararablocks in Ambala district of Haryana. In Haryana area, production and productivity of onion shows positive trend with compound growth rate of 12.65, 14.27 and 1.35 per cent from the year 1992 to 2013. Major problems faced by the onion growers in production were costly storage facilities (95.55 per cent), lack of knowledge of recommended fertilizer doses (91.11 per cent) and high cost of seed (71.11 per cent). Problems faced in marketing of onion were accounted as lack of minimum support price (95.00 per cent), high fluctuations in market prices (78.89 per cent), malpractices adopted by market functionaries (67.78 per cent), and existence of large number of intermediaries in marketing process (60.00 per cent) and high transportation cost (58.89 per cent).