Vegetables are a storehouse of nutrients & form an essential part of our balanced diet.With growth in technology and emphasis on high quality & effective production and distribution, new concepts in supply chain management have emerged.India, rich in cultural heritage and resources stay top in the production of fruits and vegetables in the global market. The diverse climate is the main reason for the immense cultivation of wide variety of fruits and veggies.
Indian Fresh Vegetables
The Vegetable Export sector in India is still in its infant stage and with every passing minute is spreading its wings even wider. The main reason why Indian vegetables are demanded worldwide is due to the fact that the diverse climate in this country facilitates cultivation of different types of vegetable and fruits. As per the National Horticulture Board, India produced approximately 76,000 metric ton of fruits and approximately 156 million tons of vegetable in the year 2011-2012.
Though India’s share in the global market is still nearly 1% only, there is increasing acceptance of horticulture produce from the country. This has occurred due to concurrent developments in the areas of state-of-the-art cold chain infrastructure and quality assurance measures. Apart from large investment pumped in by the private sector, public sector has also taken initiatives and with APEDA’s assistance several Centers for Perishable Cargoes and integrated post harvest handling facilities have been set up in the country. Capacity building initiatives at the farmers, processors and exporters’ levels has also contributed towards this effort.