Vegetable Cultivation An Alternative Horticultural Farming in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh
In India nearly about 10.1 million hectares of area is under vegetable farming. The country is the largest producer of ginger and okra amongst vegetables and ranks second in the production of Potatoes, Onions, Cauliflower, Brinjal, Cabbage etc. India’s diverse climate ensures availability of a variety of vegetables. As per National Horticulture Board, during 2015 16, India produced 169.1 million metric tonnes of vegetables. The vast production base offers India, tremendous opportunities for the export. During 2017 18 India exported fruits and vegetables worth Rs. 9410.81 crores in which vegetables comprised of Rs 5181.78 crores. Keeping the importance of vegetable farming in view, an endeavour is made here to study the spatial patterns of vegetable crop cultivation in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
Vegetable crops, Spatial Patterns, Horticultural farming
Kanthi Kiran, K | Krishna Kumari, A