Growth trend and potential of horticulture in Northeast India

Authors

  • Madhuchhanda Das Gupta Women’s College, Upper New Colony, Laitumkhrah, Shillong -793003

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.872

Keywords:

Export, GI tag, horticulture, linkages, sustainable development

Abstract

The Northeast region of India is endowed with diverse soil and agro-climatic conditions that are conducive to the growth of a large variety of temperate and tropical horticultural crops. Fruits, vegetables, and spices of the region are highly nutritious and have a market within and outside the country. The paper is an attempt to assess the potential of horticulture in the region. To gauge the state-wise and regional growth trend and variability in area and production of these crops during the period 2009-2019, Compound Annual Growth rates and Instability Index have been computed from secondary data. The study reveals a rising regional growth trend with low instability for the production of fruits and vegetables and moderate instability for spices. This indicates the possibility of sustainable development of horticulture in all the Northeast states through strategic planning. Fruits and spices of the region also have a market in Middle-East and neighbouring countries. However, lack of commercialisation, poor market intelligence, and linkages are impeding the growth of exports. To unleash the true potential of horticulture, it is imperative to develop infrastructure, modernise farming and establish seamless value chains with greater market integration.

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Published

2022-12-22

How to Cite

Das Gupta, M. . (2022). Growth trend and potential of horticulture in Northeast India. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.872

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