Wednesday, April 6, 2011


India has taken a bold step towards self sufficiency in food. However, self sufficiency in the true sense can be achieved only when each individual in the country is assured of balanced diet. This created an urgent need for providing health security to our population by supplying nutrition through balanced diet. Indians are predominantly vegetarians and depend on vegetables for bulk of their nutrients and minerals. More recently, the role and usefulness of anti-oxidants present in vegetables in human health has been demonstrated, adding value to this set of crops. Vegetables cultivation has been known to stimulate development because it is labour intensive, earns higher returns and involve extra skills. Development in vegetable production will therefore contribute not only to food and nutritional security but also to poverty alleviation and income generation. DOWNLOAD FULL FILE FORM HERE.


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