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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2224-2235
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.262


Diversification of Agricultural Crops in Himachal Pradesh: A Shift towards High-Value Crops
Jyoti Chaudhary* and H. P. Singh
Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

During the last few decades, the agricultural diversification in Himachal Pradesh towards high-value crops i.e. fruits and vegetables including off-season vegetables have increased at a fast rate. The process of diversification has started in the late sixties and picked up pace in the eighties after that the state has made reasonable progress. This paper has studied the growth in the area, production, and productivity of all foodgrains and non-foodgrains for over three decades. The analysis brings out a shift in the cropping pattern of agricultural commodities as the area under foodgrains declined and increased in the area under high-value commodities in the state. The districts with the favourable agroclimatic conditions shifted from cereal-based cropping patterns towards temperate fruits and vegetable (temperate) production at the commercial level.


Keywords: Diversification, Off-season vegetables, High-value commodities, Cropping pattern
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Jyoti Chaudhary and Singh, H. P. 2020. Diversification of Agricultural Crops in Himachal Pradesh: A Shift towards High-Value Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2224-2235. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.262