|Since there are diverse soils and climates present in different parts of India, these factors enhance the scope of farming in the country of a variety of crops. The production of fruits and vegetables, called as horticulture, have a stand alone quantity of more than 91 million tonnes every year.
These horticultural products are said to make a contribution of more than 18 percent of the gross agricultural output of the country even when they take up less than 7 percent of the cultivated area. This is due to the variety of products that are made out of it and exported in addition to the usual direct consumption that is done of these fruits and vegetables. The Indian government is further trying to improve this situation by putting in efforts in using the cultivable wastelands that are lying idle in the country.