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Shifting Towards Urban Economy and the Opportunities of Horticulture: A Case Study on Haora District, West Bengal

Journal of Rural and Industrial Development

Volume 6 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Sujit Maji, Sayani Mukhopadhyay | Author(s) Affiliation: JRF Scholar, Asutosh College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
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Haora district is popular mainly for its developed economy as well as the heritage of British India. Here, the service and industrial sectors, both, are playing a significant role in the districts economy, whereas, the contribution of agricultural sector is negligible. From the study, it is observed that the district has no such strong base in agricultural sector. Mainly, the industrial sector had dominated the economy up to the year 1993; but after that, the dominancy shifted towards the service sector. This sector is still growing and huge employment opportunities have been generated since 1993 until now. However, the recent growth of commercialization and industrialization has made a good scope for horticulture crops. Here, an attempt has been done to find out the opportunities of horticulture in recent industrial and commercial economy and analyse the economic potentialities of different horticulture crops. In that case, primary and secondary data, both, have been used. Field survey has been done here to find out the producers’ outcome of some specific horticulture crops and secondary data have been collected from different government reports, articles, internet sources, etc.

Keywords: Horticulture, Floriculture, NDDP, Economic Return

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