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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 3148-3161
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.378


Doubling Farmers Income in Horticultural Crops in Context of Post COVID-19 Era
Karishma Borah1*, Himadri Shekhar Datta2, Ranjit Kumar Saudand Sarat Sekhar Bora4
1Department of Horticulture,
2College of Horticulture,
3Director of Extension Education (P&I),
4SMS (Agro-meteorology), KVK, Udalguri, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Horticulture contributes to more than a third of the agricultural GDP of the country, though it occupies less than a fifth of the cultivated area. This stems from the fact that there is very high demand and a continued growth in consumption of fresh produce like fruits and vegetables. Floriculture is another growing subsector of Horticulture. Therefore, improving the income of the rural populace engaged in horticultural cultivation is a necessity in order to improve the economy of India. Doubling Farmers Income has been a topic of discussion for quite some time. Farmers who play a vital role in the Indian economy are mostly not aware of this Central Government strategy of doubling farmer’s income by the financial year 2022-23. A huge amount of sum of the financial budget of the Central government is given for the upliftment of the agriculture and allied sector. However, the outbreak of the recent pandemic due to spread of Covid-19 virus had affected the horticultural farmers to a great extent. Most of the produce being perishable were being wasted on a large scale, owing to the lockdown announced by the government. Government has taken certain initiatives in order to compensate the farmers for their loss. In such a pandemic situation, a huge gap has been created, due to which doubling the farmers’ income in horticultural crops by 2022 has become quite challenging, though it is an utmost necessity, in order to improve the economy of the country.


Keywords: Doubling farmers income, Horticultural crops
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Karishma Borah, Himadri Shekhar Datta, Ranjit Kumar Saud and Sarat Sekhar Bora. 2020. Doubling Farmers Income in Horticultural Crops in Context of Post COVID-19 Era.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 3148-3161. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.378