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  • In lime production India is in third position in the world.
  • India stands in third position after China and Mexico. Recently the export of lime is increasing, India has earned Rs. 54.78 crores of foreign exchange during 2017-18.
  • Presently India is exporting lime to 25 countries. In order to get more  benefit and to produce quality  product  farmers  needs to expand the area and increase the productivity
  • Due to awareness of health benefits from lime among the consumers, the demand is increased in the local market also.
  • The products like pickle, lime juice, lime squash, candies, Jam, Jelly etc., can be made out of lime.
  • By way of using cosmetic products like hair oil, soap, toothpaste, mouthwash manufactured from the oil extracted from the rind of lime and by encouraging processing units employment opportunity can be created.
  • Lime is one of the important commercial fruit crop of Karnataka with a production of 3,04,621 MT. Karnataka is in fourth position in the county after Andra pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • At present in Karnataka lime is being grown approximately in an area of 21,000 hectares, out of  which Vijayapur district occupies 58 percent (12168 hectares) of the total area.

Last Updated: 02-01-2021 11:44 AM Updated By: Admin

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