Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2012, Volume : 8, Issue : 3 First page : ( 53) Last page : ( 64)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412.
Vegetable farming in Punjab: An overview
Samra N.S.1, Research Fellow, Kataria P., Senior Economist (QM)
Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004
Online published on 1 August, 2013.
The present study has been undertaken to ascertain the overtime changes in the importance of vegetable farming in the cropping pattern of Punjab and the production profile of different vegetables in the state. The study based on the secondary data entailed in-depth analysis of major vegetable producing districts of the state. The vegetable production details have been explicated for District Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur, which together accounted for approximately one third of State’s vegetable acreage and production in the reference period TE 2008–09. The findings of the study can provide a fruitful input in framing the policy directives for the much needed diversification plan envisaged for the State of Punjab apart from creating enabling environment for efficient marketing and value addition options in the vegetable growing pockets of the state.