India has emerged as a major player in the horticulture sector. Today, India is second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world. However, in order to produce 360 mt of horticultural produce from current level of 150 mt by 2020 requires careful planning and application of newer tools such as biotechnology. Many important fruit crops such as mango, papaya, litchi, guava, aonla, bael and many underutilized fruit crops are being grown in subtropical parts of India. However, the production of these crops is not up to the mark. Lack of genuine planting material, lack of characterization and documentation of germplasm of important crops, lack of suitable methods for controlling major pest diseases and post harvest losses of…



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