Thursday, August 8, 2013

India's per Capita Availability of Milk and Fruits Comparable to World Average

As per estimates, the per capita availability of milk, fruits and vegetables in the country is 290 gram, 200 gram and 401 gram, respectively which is comparable to the World average.  During 2011-12, the production of fruits and vegetables in India was 76.42 million tonnes and 156.33 million tonnes, respectively.  Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is implementing various programmes for promotion of horticulture in the country. Under which, steps are being taken to increase production and productivity of crops, creation of post harvest management and marketing infrastructure and setting up of processing units to increase access of common man to fruits and vegetables for daily consumption.  This information was given by Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.  

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