Fruits & Vegetables
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
The fruit and vegetable processing industry in India is highly decentralized having wide capacities. The diverse agro - climatic zones make it possible to grow almost all varieties of fresh fruits and green vegetables in India. India is the second largest producer of fresh vegetables in the world (ranks next to China) and accounts for about 15% of the world’s production of vegetables. Since liberalization and withdrawal of excise duty on fruit and vegetable products there has been significant rise in the growth rate of the industry Out of 370 million tons of fruit production in the world, India accounts for 30 million tons.
The country has exported 3 lakh MT of processed fruits and vegetables to the world for the worth of Rs. 22,660 million during the year 2013-14.Major export destinations (2013-14) are USA, Saudi Arabia, UK, Netherlands, UAE and Japan.