Production of fruits and vegetables overtook India's foodgrain production by 31 million tonnes in 2014-15
Consecutive droughts and freak weather in 2014 and 2015 dented India’s foodgrain production and worsened rural distress. For farmers, the weather woes came on top of a drop in prices of key crops like rice, wheat, cotton and sugar. But one sector that escaped the weather shocks--if not the price drops--is horticulture.
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