Rearing crossbred cow is more profitable than local cow as well as the buffaloes because it is more productive and feed conversion factor is high. But at the same time we must take care for its balance feeding and health aspect. Crossbred rearing is more favorable in cool and dry climatic zones because it originally comes from cool area like England and Swiss. A such it is found performing well in North Eastern Hilly tracts in India.
The history of agricultural development in India shows that Indian Agriculture was unable to feed the 45 crores of its population during late 1960 necessitating huge imports of food grains. Now in the 21st Century, India is able to feed its population of more than 100 crores, besides, providing raw materials for clothing and industrial purposes after a reasonable amount of export. Thus there is a very huge increase in the production side in many agricultural commodities but there is not more positive reflection of this in the level of living of farmers.
NAIP funded Project “Establishing and Networking of Agricultural Market Intelligence Centers in India” is under operation at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar. One of the objectives of this project is to make price forecast well in advance of sowing of selected agricultural commodities and during harvesting. The research team of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar had conducted market survey of Haldwani regulated market, a major market for brinjal in the Uttarakhand and analyzed the market prices data prevailed for the last twenty three years in this market.