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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2172-2178
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.259


Underutilized Vegetable Crops: A Lost Treasure
Madhvi1*, Deepa Sharma1, Aanchal Chauhan1, Sanjeev K. Banyal2 and Divya1
1Department of Vegetable Science
2Department of Fruit Science,  College of Horticulture & Forestry, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri, Hamirpur, H.P. 171001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Underutilized vegetable crops are those which are neither grown commercially on large scale nor traded widely. Some underutilized vegetable crops are Lettuce, Asparagus, Celery, Amarnathus, Globe artichoke, Leek, Chekurmanis, and Chinese cabbage etc. These crops are considered as valuable component to attain nutritional security because of their high content of vitamins, micronutrients and proteins. Most of underutilized vegetable crops are tolerant to harsh agro-climatic conditions. The possible reason for slow development and poor status of underutilized vegetable crops are lack of availability of planting material, lack of awareness on nutritional and medicinal importance and lack of information on production techniques. The government of India has been taking some steps to do research on underutilized crops like MIDH (Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture), MEIS (Merchandize Export from India Scheme) and a national coordinated project has been also launched by Ministry of Agriculture. Basically, these underutilized vegetable crops have great potential for food security, income generation and environmental services and ultimately it makes Indian economy sounder.


Keywords: Underutilized vegetables, Diversification, Food security, Ecosystem stability, Economy
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Madhvi, Deepa Sharma, Aanchal Chauhan, Sanjeev K. Banyal and Divya. 2020. Underutilized Vegetable Crops: A Lost Treasure.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2172-2178. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.259