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SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE MANGO CULTIVATORS: A CASE STUDY IN KADAPA DISRICT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

V Ramesh Babu, C Naidu
2016 Ahead-International Journal of Recent Research Review   unpublished
Mango is the national fruit of India, well-known as the 'King of Fruits'. It is one of the most important and popular Asian fruits. Cultivation of Mangoes is extremely embedded in Indian history. Mangoes are widely obtainable year-round, as additional fruit and in frozen and processed foods. Mangoes thrive in tropical regions, and are cultivated throughout India and even in home-grown yards, along field boundaries and pavement avenues. It is believed that Mangoes originated in northeast India,
more » ... n northeast India, northwestern Myanmar and Bangladesh. They later spread to the rest of Asia by themselves and with the help of humans. They have been cultivated, praised and revered since ancient times. Mango is grown in India in tropical and subtropical regions from sea to an altitude of 1500 meters. It is grown virtually in all states of India. Conversely, it is mainly cultivated in, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.The fruit is consumed in both forms raw and ripe. Raw fruits of local varieties of Mango trees are used for preparing various traditional products like raw slices in brine, amchur, pickle, murabba, chutney(sharabat) etc. Raw fruit of local varieties of Mango are used for preparing pickle and raw slices in brine on commercial scale while fruits of Alphonso variety are used for squash.52.78 per cent of the respondents in the age group between 36-45 years. About 50.56 per cent respondents are up to 10 th class education. The marginal and large mango cultivators are more than 53(88.33 per cent) and 47(78.33 per cent) in the selected the main category. A low 10(16.67 per cent) selected the cultivation on a secondary basis in small size mango cultivators, compared to marginal and large mango cultivators.
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