New or Innovative Crop: Following vegetable, fruits and tubers have been introduced amongst farmers as an alternate source of income.
- Midnapore Creeper (Rivea hypocretariformis): It gives commercially viable leafy vegetable crop which has great demand in society. Its popularity is increasing amongst consumers and farmers.
- Phalsa (Grewia subinaequalis): It gives edible fruits. Its unripe fruits are used for pickling and ripe fruits are used to make squahs.
- Indian Kudzu (Pueraria tuberosa): Has been known to local villagers but was not used as commodity in kitchen. CSV is promoting its cultivation at different locations. We are also engaged in in situ conservation in the farm and forest land of the district.
- Papadi (Ventilago denticuleta): A wildly growing variety in forest of Central India its seeds are a source of “Edible Oil”. Methods are being derived to make its plantation, collect seeds and extract edible oil
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