Consumption pattern of selected vegetables at five sites in Delhi NCR region

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  • Sandeep Kumar Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India
  • Shiv Prasad Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India
  • Manoj Shrivastava Princiapl Scientist, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India
  • Sushil K Kharia Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, SKRAU, Bikaner
  • Gulshan K Sharma Scientist, ICAR-NBSS & LUP, Regional Centre, Jorhat, Assam


Consumption, Delhi, Per capita, Survey, Vegetables, Weight


In the present study, an investigation was carried out to analyze vegetable consumption rates by the comprehensive survey at five selected sites (Alipur, Shahdara, Kanjhawala, Mehrauli, and Najafgarh) in Delhi NCR region.Six vegetables, i.e., potato, carrot, tomato, spinach, mustard, and okra mostly cultivated in the peri-urban areas, data were collected from each site of 25 families. Results indicated that the gross per capita per day vegetable consumption was highest at Shahdara (0.314 kg/capita/day), followed by Najafgarh (0.307 kg/capita/day).It was also observed that the per capita per day consumption of vegetables was highest mostly in the case of potato followed by tomato.Tomato was the second-highest utilized vegetable at most of the selected sites. While mustard was consumed lowest at most of the sites except Mehrauli. It was also observed that in selected vegetables, the consumption of root vegetables was higher as compared to other vegetables.


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Kumar, S., Prasad, S., Shrivastava, M., Kharia, S. K., & Sharma, G. K. (2020). Consumption pattern of selected vegetables at five sites in Delhi NCR region. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 90(8), 1593-1598.