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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2620-2627
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.304


Challenges Endangering Economic Viability and Ecological Sustainability of Crop Diversification in Himachal Pradesh
Nisha Devi and R.S. Prasher
Department of Social Sciences, Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni Solan 173230 (H.P), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in all the four zones of Himachal Pradesh with one representative district from each zone. All is, however, not well with the ongoing process of crop diversification in the state. Some impending challenges those endanger the economic viability and ecological sustainability of cash crops were lack of irrigation facilities, small land holding, fluctuating price, inadequate storage facilities, soil erosion, loss of water holding capacity, lack of processing facilities and lack of proper knowledge about the application of insecticides pesticides and fertilizers. The cultivation of high value crops, have started showing increasing symptoms of unsustainability due to, among other things, falling soil fertility, erratic weather conditions and the emergence of numerous insects, pests and diseases. The adoption of same cropping sequence year after year has caused the loss of micronutrients leading to deterioration in the overall soil health. The high incidence of diseases has led to an excessive use of agrochemicals that has given rise to a vicious cycle of falling productivity-more use of chemicals–further fall in productivity, and so on. This has not only escalated the production cost but has also affected environment and bio-diversity adversely.


Keywords: Garrett’s ranking, High value crops, Production constraints and marketing constraints
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Nisha Devi and Prasher, R.S. 2018. Challenges Endangering Economic Viability and Ecological Sustainability of Crop Diversification in Himachal Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2620-2627. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.304