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Horticulture of Dimapur district

 

In Nagaland, fruits and vegetables are produced in 25000 and 26300 ha with the total production of 25600-32000 tonnes, respectively of which Dimapur district contributes major portion of production. Commercial cultivation of pineapple, banana, cashew nut and lemon is also followed in the district. The Horticulture Technology Mission (HTM) has helped to a great extent in popularizing the cultivation of horticultural crops including floriculture.

 

Horticulture Potential:

The state of Nagaland in general and Dimapur in particular has been gifted with a unique topography and varied agro climatic and soil conditions, which offers opportunities to cultivate a variety of horticultural crops like vegetables and fruits. Among vegetables spring summer ( cucurbits, bhindi beans), summer (cucurbits, bhindi, beans)  as well as winter vegetables( cabbage, cauliflowers, carrot, radish, palak, pea,etc.) are being  cultivated  in the districts. Fruits like pineapple, guava, lemon, litchi, and mango are the major ones covering the area in district. Among floriculture, the commercial crop is Anthurium.

 

Area, Production and Productivity of Horticultural crops:

 

Sl No.

Crop

        Area (ha)

Production (MT)

Productivity  (q/ha)

Vegetable and Spices

1.

Sweet potato

20

50

25

2.

Cabbage

20

40

20

3.

Cauliflower

65

71

10.92

4.

Brinjal

22

23

10.45

5.

Chilly

100

170

17

6.

Pea

42

341

81.20

7.

Beans

30

50

16.67

8.

Bhindi

30

31

10.33

9.

Tomato

100

50

50

10.

Ginger

200

750

37.50

11.

Garlic

30

25

8.33

12.

Radish

30

25

8.33

13.

Colocasia

100

1050

105.00

14.

Black pepper

34

4

1.33

15.

Turmeric

40

60

15

16.

Leafy vegetable

200

450

22.5

17.

Others

100

1000

100

Fruits

1.

Orange

100

55

5.5

2.

Lemon

500

150

3.0

3.

Pomelo

40

90

22.5

4.

Pomegranate

20

20

10

5.

Papaya

42

43

10.24

6.

Banana

43

160

37.21

7.

Guava

30

140

46.67

8.

Mango

30

10

3.33

9.

Litchi

100

50

5

10.

Jack fruit

60

70

11.67

11.

Pineapple

400

1570

39.25

12.

Others

30

300

100

Source: Statistical Handbook of Nagaland 2007

 

 

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