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Enhancing the Practices of Tissue Culture Banana among Marginal Farmers of Bihar

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 69-76

Keywords : Bihar; Banana; Tissue culture; Challenges; Policies;

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Banana cultivation is the main agricultural practice in Bihar and is predominantly grown by small scale farmers both as a household food security and as a source of income throughout the year. Banana plantation in this geographical niche is highly infested with various diseases and melody is aggravated by traditional practices of planting material. Plant tissue culture method is one stop solution to culminate various diseases and increase yield capacity, which are biggest threats of the conventional farmers. Despite the commercialization of banana tissue culture in India over the past few decades, its adoption is very slow in Bihar. In the present study, the problems of cultivating of tissue cultured banana have been highlighted. It has been observed that lack of farmer friendly policies are main reason for slow adoption of banana cultivation in Bihar. Henceforth it is suggested that the farmers should be encourage to adopt tissue culture technology to get higher yield and commercial value for their produce. Meanwhile, this will prove to be a great opportunity for selfemployment, which is the need of time.

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