India produced around 81.285 MT fruits and 162.187 MTs of vegetables which accounts for nearly 14.0% of country’s share in the world production of vegetables. Although, more than 70 types of vegetables are grown in our country, higher emphasis is given to more popular vegetables like tomato, brinjal, chilli, cauliflower, cabbage, peas, potatoes, onions and few common cucurbits and leafy vegetables. These also generate high income and employment, particularly for small farmers. Among the vegetables, potato is cultivated over large area followed by onion, tomato and brinjal whereas, in the case of production potato ranks first followed by tomato, onion and brinjal. Though India has lot many positives in the vegetable production and marketing sector, it has several disadvantages too. The country lacks an efficient supply chain for the distribution of the fruits and vegetables.
Values of export of crops and products during 2006-07 from India and from world during 2006 are presented in Table 12. This table shows that India exports worth 2.855 billion US dollars compared to world export value of 113.9 billion US dollars. The exports from India are only 2.5% of total world export value.