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FRUITS

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 www.nhm.gov.in

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