STATUS OF ALLIUM PRODUCTION AND RESEARCH IN INDIA
Garlic is second in importance after onion and contributes 13.2% of world area and 9.5% of production. The area and production of garlic in India (1991–92) is 62 000 ha and 280 000 tons with an average yield of 4.5 t/ha. About 4 000 tons valued at Rs. 24.7 million were exported in 1991–92. Three cultivars, Agrifound White, Yamuna Safed, and Agrifound Parvati, have been developed by the Associated Agricultural Development Foundation (AADF) for cultivation.
The seed of onion is available from AADF, the National Seeds Corporation, and private seed agencies, whereas, some planting material of improved garlic varieties is distributed by AADF.