Tomato is one of the many commercially viable vegetable crops grown both in the plains and hills of north-eastern India. It is widely cultivated in India with a total area 83,000 ha and production of 7,90,000 tonnes. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. And hence it is a major ingredient in almost all recipes in India- from Bilahir Tok (Assam) to Tumpuluk Chok. The advantages of growing tomato over other crops are: Firstly, it is a short duration vegetable crop. Secondly, it can be grown in outdoor as well as indoor conditions. and the most beneficial one is – Tomato cultivation is well-fitted in different cropping systems of cereals, grains, pulses and oilseeds. And about the sales, you just need not worry- Tomato is used widely in a number of processed items, has a good export market which guarantees you great sales.

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