Growing fruits and vegetables fetched better returns to farmers
Of the total value of farm crops, nearly 27 percent was contributed by cereals and 26 percent by fruits and vegetables in 2015-16, it said.
There is a slight decrease in the value of the output of cereals, oilseeds and fiber groups in 2012-13 and in 2015-16, said the report titled 'Estimates of Value of Output from Agriculture and Allied Sectors' 2011-12 to 2015-16'.
In between these years, the remuneration from cereals was at Rs 3.31 lakh crore in 2012-13; Rs 3.4 lakh crore in 2013-14 and Rs 3.26 lakh crore in 2014-15.
For oilseeds and fiber categories, the remuneration, as well as share, have fallen over the period under review, the data showed.
"There is a decline of 1 percentage share by cereals comparing to the base year 2011-12. The percentage share of the value of output to the total value of output for 'fiber crops' and 'other crops' groups in 2015-16 also declined as compared to that of the base year," MoSPI said in the report.
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