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Green revolution overview


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Over view of Green Revolution in Mizoram

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Green revolution overview

  1. 1. Green Revolution-Overview Sachin C. Narwadiya Scientist Vigyan Prasar22/06/2012 1
  2. 2. Map of Mizoram22/06/2012 2
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  6. 6. Mizoram in Brief Date of Formation: 20 Feb 1987 Geographical Area (Sq. Km): 21,087 Capital: Aizwal Population: 8,91,058 Agricultural Products: Maize and Paddy Pulses, sugarcane, chilly, ginger, turmeric, potato, tobacco, vegetables, banana and pineapple are the other important crops.22/06/2012 6
  7. 7.  Of the 21 lakh hectares available for cultivation, close to a one third (6.3 lakh ha) is suitable for horticulture crops; yet, barely 4,000 ha are under cultivation. There is huge untapped potential.22/06/2012 7
  8. 8.  The main horticulture crops are fruits including mandarin, orange, banana, passion fruit, grapes, pineapple and papaya. Floriculture covers anthurium, orchid, chrysanthemum and rose. Spices such as ginger, turmeric and pepper are gaining popularity.22/06/2012 8
  9. 9.  People have started cultivation of oil palm as well as medicinal and aromatic plants. Good Agricultural Practices for cultivation of tea has been taken up.22/06/2012 9
  10. 10.  Rice, maize, oilseeds and potato are major field crops. The State is not self-sufficient in rice although it is the principal crop.22/06/2012 10
  11. 11.  There is need for education and extension activity in agriculture. Floriculture sector holds great promise because of suitable agro-climatic conditions.22/06/2012 11
  12. 12.  Growing anthurium and rose under greenhouse conditions can be taken up gainfully as soil conditions are favorable and water quality high. In particular, Mizoram anthurium has the potential to carve a niche for itself in the global marketplace.22/06/2012 12
  13. 13. Horticulture The existing area under various horticultural crops accounts for about 60,000 ha. which is only about 9.52 percent of the estimated potential area of 6.30 lakhs ha. This indicates the vast scope for horticultural crops to flourish in Mizoram.22/06/2012 13
  14. 14.  The major horticultural crops are oranges, passion fruits, ginger, banana, pineapple, lemon, squash, mustard, cabbage, french bean.  Floriculture, tea, mushroom cultivation and medicinal plants are also given priority for large scale production.22/06/2012 14
  15. 15. AnthuriumAnthurium is one of the thrust floriculture crops identified for Mizoram because of many advantages, such as increasing demand, ideal agro climatic conditions, availability of group of progressive farmers having fertile land and other infrastructure facilities to take up this activity.22/06/2012 15
  16. 16.  In 2003 Holland auctioned 17.9 million Euro worth of anthurium. International market for flowers and accessories is as high as 50 billion and has been growing at a steady pace. Mizoram with its world class anthuriums is sure to carve a niche for itself.22/06/2012 16
  17. 17.  The Department of Horticulture introduces commercial scale cultivation of Anthurium in the month of November, 2002 under Technology Mission for integrated Development of Horticulture in North Eastern States.22/06/2012 17
  18. 18. Rose Commercial scale cultivation of quality Rose under Hi-Tech Green House has been taken-up in Mizoram since the year 2006, covering an area of 42,516 till 2007-2008. The first cut flower of Rose was harvested in April 2007 and continued the harvest at an increasing rate.22/06/2012 18
  19. 19.  At present the volume of Rose cut flower harvest is not less than 7,000 nos. per day. The quality of Mizoram Rose is a world class Rose and more than 10 different varieties are being grown which are the choice of the consumers and florists.22/06/2012 19
  20. 20.  There is a vast market prospect in floriculture business in Mizoram for interested buyers/exporter.22/06/2012 20
  21. 21. Thank You22/06/2012 21