India is the second largest producer of Fruits after China. 68.47 Million Tons of
Fruits during the year 2008 -09
- Fruits and Vegetables occupy about 65% of area under cultivation
- 5% of National GDP comes from Horticulture out of overall Agricultural
GDP of 18%
- The vision 2015 document released by Ministry of Food Processing
in 2005 envisages trebling the size of the processed food sector by 2015.
- The important fruits in the Indian context are - Mango, Banana,
Pomegranate, Grape, Sweet Orange, Guava, Papaya, Litchi, Apples, Pineapple and sapota.
- The National Horticulture Mission was launched in May 2005 aimed
at to double horticulture production and gives various incentives for promotion