Horticulture
 
Gujarat State Horticulture Mission (GSHM) a registered society has been set up for implementation of NHM in the state. The State has strong cooperative credit & marketing structure, alongwith 213 cold storages having 9.50 lakh mt. storage capacity About 42 fruit & vegetable co-operative marketing societies and 197 Agriculture Produce Market Committees ( APMCs) dealing with selling & buying of horticulture produce in the State. The area & production of horticulture crop was 5.89 lakh ha ( 5 % of total cropped area) & 59.49 lakh tons in 1998-1999 which increased up to 12.46 lakh ha. (9.70 % of total cropped area) & 144.74 lakh tons respectively in 2007-08.

Agriculture Export Zone for dehydrated onion & zone for fruits - vegetables has been established, which will be the back bone to boost horticultural development in the state. There is ample potential to export various horticultural produce to other countries. The mangoes among the many fruits, many vegetables and spices are exported. Gujarat is one the major banana growing states and ranks 2nd in Exports of Bananas in India with Exports of 1430 Tonnes to Middle East in April-June 2009.
For More Information: http://agri.gujarat.gov.in/hods/dire_horticulture/downloads/guj-horti-misn-booklet.pdf