Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 3

Conservation Farming Through Efficient Use of Resources to Sustain Livelihood of Dry Land Farmers of North-Western Himalayas

Neerja Sharma* and Vinod Gupta

K.V.K. Samba, SKUAST-Jammu, India

*Corresponding Author: Neerja Sharma, K.V.K. Samba, SKUAST-Jammu, India.

Received: January 30, 2020; Published: February 08, 2020


  India is leading vegetable producing country and ranks 2nd in the world after china in vegetable production. Presently it occupies 6.76 million hectares area with the annual production of 101.43 million tones (Rai and Pandey 2007). The country is blessed with the unique gift of nature of diverse climate and distinct seasons, make it possible to grow an array of vegetables exceeding more than 100 types. Incessant growth of urbanization, ceaseless fragmentation of land holdings and depleting natural resources are the major challenges before expansion of any agricultural commodity either cereals or vegetables. Hence our attention should be focused on vertical expansion strengthened with the boon of technology instead of horizontal expansion just by increasing the crop area.





Citation: Neerja Sharma and Vinod Gupta. “Conservation Farming Through Efficient Use of Resources to Sustain Livelihood of Dry Land Farmers of North-Western Himalayas". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-02.


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