Performance of horticultural crops in Arunachal Pradesh with special reference to West Kameng District

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T. S. Mishra
N. K. Mishra
H. M. Singh
Kadambari Mishra
Joginder Singh

Abstract

The Arunachal Pradesh region is one of the richest reservoirs of genetic variability and diversity of different crops i.e. various kinds of fruits, different vegetables, spices, ornamental plants and also medicinal and aromatic plants. The diversity for horticultural crops of this region has mainly been managed by local farmers, often women. Considerable diversity exists among the regional horticultural species including variation in plant type, morphological and physiological characteristics, reactions to diseases and pests, adaptability and distribution. Apart from the nutritional value, many regional horticultural crops are used for medicinal purposes and income generating source in the rural areas. The Arunachal Pradesh of States constitutes the District of West Kameng, Tawang, East siang, East Kameng, Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurang Kumey, Upper Subansari, West siang, East siang, Upper siang, Dibang valley, Lower Dibang valley, Lohit, Anjaw, Changlang and Tirap. The raining season in this region generally commences from March and lasts till the end of September. Diverse agro–climate condition, fertile soils and abundance of rainfall offer immense scope for development in the horticulture sector. This paper is a humble effort at bringing fort the states of production of the horticultural crops of the Arunachal Pradesh, particularly West Kameng. The exportable surplus and its potentialities is also discus as well as the potential for the National/ International markets is also found out along with the problems of support for export promotion, transport facility etc.

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Mishra, T., Mishra, N., Singh, H., Mishra, K., & Singh, J. (2020). Performance of horticultural crops in Arunachal Pradesh with special reference to West Kameng District. International Journal of Agricultural Invention, 5(02), 173-176. https://doi.org/10.46492/IJAI/2020.5.2.5
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