The diverse climate of India ensures the availability of a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is the world's second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, trailing only China. According to the National Horticulture Database (Second Advance Estimates) published by the National Horticulture Board, India produced 99.07 million metric tonnes of fruits and 191.77 million metric tonnes of vegetables during 2019-20. Fruit cultivation occupied 6.66 million hectares, while vegetable cultivation occupied 10.35 million hectares.
Though India's share of the global market is still less than 1%, the country's horticulture products are becoming more popular. This has happened as a result of concurrent developments in the areas of cutting-edge cold chain infrastructure and quality assurance measures.