Dr Veena Sharma
Punjab state has become prosperous only due to its agriculture sector specially after the adoption of first green revolution in mid sixties?. It has done remarkably well in
terms of output growth, despite weather and price shocks in the past few years. Its main crops are
wheat, rice, , sugarcane, , vegetables, fruits and cotton.. The better agricultural performance of the state is a result of: farmers' response to better prices, continued technology gains, appropriate and timely policies coming together. In the second green revolution Punjab has given much importance to Horticulture. The state is also making significant progress in the production of fruits , vegetables and flowers. Animal Husbandry, Milk production ,Goat Rearing ,Pig Farming , Bee Keeping, Fisheries and Poultry are allied sector of agriculture which can promote income of the farmers. There is need to have stable and consistent policies for better results. There is need to have stable and consistent policies where markets play a deserving
role and private investment in infrastructure is stepped up.
Keywords: Meaning of diversification, Indian Scenerio, DIVERSIFIED Crops, Cropping Pattern, Punjab Horticulture