Jan 182016
 

INDIA global fruit producer

The green revolution of the 1960s and 1970s ended chronic food deficits and while cereals still command the attention of policy makers, fruit production has surged impressively, making India the second largest global producer behind China.

Annual growth in horticulture has seen fruit production grow faster than vegetables though the latter constitute the largest segment of this sector of agriculture. The stellar performance of fruits has attracted attention of statisticians with the agriculture ministry’s ‘horticultural statistics at a glance 2015’ noting that India was making its presence felt as the second largest producer of vegetables and fruit.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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