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Horticulture and Floriculture

The State is blessed with suitable Agro climatic endowments, which can support a number of horticultural crops having profitable returns. NABARD and Horticulture & Soil Conservation Department have identified horticultural potential area of 2,77,064 hectares. It is estimated that about 62,200 hectares are covered by horticulture crops, which are of both seasonal and perennial categories. An estimated area of 2,14,864 hectares still remains untapped; providing ample opportunity for further expansion and development.


Common horticulture crops grown in the State are:


Kharif vegetables (French bean, Cucurbits, Tomatoes, Brinjal, Bhindi, Colocacia, Alocacia),

Rabi vegetables (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Potato, Pea, Broad bean, Radish, Carrot, Broccoli, lettuce, Capsicum)

Spices (Onion, Garlic, Chilli, Ginger, Turmeric, Hatkora)

Fruits and Plantation Crops (Litchi, Cashew nuts, Wall nuts, Orange, Lemon, Banana, Pineapple, Passion fruit, Peach, Pear, Plum).





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