Lack of government support coupled with trouble and unrest in hilly region pushed the ginger farmers of Assam to go for an alternative. Situation goes to such an extent that for farmers ginger cultivation is no longer ‘viably cultivable crop’ and in hilly region of the state, farmers start shifting to other ‘long term items’.
Till 2010, the state recorded a huge quantity of ginger production annually. Ginger produced specially in Assam’s Karbi Anglong and then NC Hills (present name Dima Hasao) is known for its quality and organic aspects. Other popular ginger belts includes two lower Assam districts- Nalbari, Borpeta, two east Assam districts – Sonitpur, Darrang, three upper Assam districts – Golaghat, Sibsagar, Tinsukia and central Assam’s Nagaon district.