Nripendra Laskar, Bholanath Mondal, Partha Choudhuri
Nripendra Laskar: Presently serving as Associate Professor in Agricultural Entomology and Head, Department of Agricultural Entomology, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya (North Bengal Agricultural University), West Bengal.
Bholanath Mondal: Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Protection, Palli-Siksha Bhavana, Visva-Bharati.
Partha Choudhuri: Associate Professor in Vegetable Crops Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
Fortunately, almost all kinds of vegetables are cultivated in India and there remain hardly any vegetables which is not cultivated here. A tremendous number of diverse vegetables, 175 in all are grown in different corners of the country. These are the highly valuable sources of carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins and thus play an important role in balanced nutrition of human beings. Among them one of the most important group is cucurbits. This is an important and a big group of vegetables.