Horticulture Scenario in Tamilnadu: Progress and Constraints

  • K Kesavalu Ph. D., Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Annamalai University, Chidambraam, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R Asokan Assistant Professor and Research Supervisor, Department of Economics, Annamalai University, Chidambram, Tamil Nadu, India, & Department of Economics, Government Arts College for Women, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A Abdul Raheem Associate Professor and Co-supervisor, Department of Economics, The New College (A), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,
Keywords: Horticultural crops, Vegetable demand, Landholding, Constraints


Horticulture is now acknowledged as being a vital driver for economic development, poverty reduction and enhanced nutrition for populations in developing countries. Tamil Nadu is one of the foremost horticulture States in India, contributing 7.7 percent to the national horticultural production with 5.7 percent of the national level area. The horticultural crops contain the remarkable potential for export earnings within the State. Cardamom and pepper are important species of Tamil Nadu; Plantation crops of Tamil Nadu are coffee and tea, and that they are traditionally exporting products. Flowers have small areas in Tamil Nadu, but the price of production per hectare is substantial. Palmarosa and indigo are cultivated in negligibly small rooms, mostly for export. Therefore, this paper examines the progress, problems and constraints of the horticulture scenario in Tamilnadu.

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Kesavalu, K., Asokan, R., & Abdul Raheem, A. (2021). Horticulture Scenario in Tamilnadu: Progress and Constraints. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 9(3), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v9i3.3972