India is the second largest producer of vegetables in the world (surpassed only by
China), accounting for about 10 per cent of the world's production. In 2002, India
produced 78.2 million tons from 5.73 million ha of land. Indian farmers grow an amazing
number that is 175 different vegetables but potato, tomato, onion, cabbage and
cauliflower account for 60 per cent of total production.