India ranks second in fruits and vegetables production in the world. As per National Horticulture Board, during 2014-15 India produced 86.602 million metric tonnes of fruits and 169.478 million metric tonnes of vegetables. The area under cultivation of fruits stood at 6.110 million hectares while vegetables were cultivated at 9.542 million hectares. India ranks 1st in papaya production in the world and 2nd in cauliflower. The vast production base offers India tremendous opportunities for export. During 2016-17, India exported fruits and vegetables worth Rs. 10,369.96 crores/ 1,552.26 USD Millions which comprised of fruits worth Rs. 4,448.08 crores/ 667.51 USD Millions and vegetables worth Rs. 5,921.88 crores/ 884.75 USD Millions. Also, for the first time this year, the value of milk produced exceeded the total value of foodgrains, making it India's most valuable crop!
In this autumn seasonal campaign, Farmguru has included 2 multi cutting grass seed varieties specially for dairy farmers. The grass grows about 7 ft in height and is tender for chewing and is nutrition rich. We have also included our best selling seasonal varieties of papaya, watermelon, and marigold. On growing demand from customers for poly-house varieties, we have included Shinefit cucumber seeds from Rijk Zwaan.