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Harvesting Green Gold: Cultivation Of Betelvine In Sundarban, Ganesh Chandra, R L. Sagar Mar 2004

Harvesting Green Gold: Cultivation Of Betelvine In Sundarban, Ganesh Chandra, R L. Sagar

Ganesh Chandra

Betelvine or Pan (Piper betel L) belongs to the family Piperaceae and is a perennial aromatic creeper grown for its leaves. It is the most important cash crop and its cultivation has already brought a perceptible and conspicuous change in the livelihood security of Sundarban agriculture and its farming population. Betelvine is cultivated in a hut like structure called Boroj which is made of either square or rectangular in shape. Farmers are selling their produce at local markets as well as the distant markets in Midnapore district. The growers are also facing several constraints. The most important constraint is price ...