Protected cultivation of vegetables crops for sustainable food production


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Authors

  • Hare Krishna ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • S N S Chaurasia ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • Anant Bahadur ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • S K Singh ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • Swati Sharma ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • Rajeev Kumar ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • Shubhdeep Roy ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305
  • Manoj Kumar Singh ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221 305

Abstract

Due to ever-increasing population, massive urbanization and rapid industrialization, it is becoming challenging to feed the millions in our country. Though, population is increasing at a faster pace; agricultural land capacity can increase by 2% only. As per an estimate, 342 million tonnes of vegetables will be required to cater the demand of consumers by the year 2050. Therefore, to improve the productivity and cropping intensity, protected cultivation of vegetables seems a promising proposition. Protected cultivation is taken up in special structures known as greenhouses. Depending on the covering material, different terminologies have been used in the context of greenhouse structures for instances, glasshouse, polyhouse, shade house, net house, etc.

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2023-05-02

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2023-05-02

How to Cite

Krishna, H., Chaurasia, S. N. S., Bahadur, A., Singh, S. K., Sharma, S., Kumar, R., Roy, S., & Singh, M. K. (2023). Protected cultivation of vegetables crops for sustainable food production. Indian Horticulture, 68(2), 39-44. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/135847