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3rd Advanced Estimate of Area, Production of horticulture crops released

This is based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies.

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 29-08-2019 14:37 IST | Created: 29-08-2019 14:37 IST
3rd Advanced Estimate of Area, Production of horticulture crops released
The Total Horticulture Production of the country is estimated to be 313.85 Million Tonnes which is 0.69% higher than the Horticulture Production in 2017-18. Image Credit: Pixabay

Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops. This is based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies.

Highlights

The Total Horticulture Production of the country is estimated to be 313.85 Million Tonnes which is 0.69% higher than the Horticulture Production in 2017-18.

As the area under Horticulture Crops has remained broadly at the same level, the higher production owes mainly to Productivity gains.

The overall increase is observed in the production of Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Flowers and Honey whereas decrease is observed in the production of Plantation and Aromatics & Medicinal crops as compared to last year.

Fruits Production is estimated to be around 98.57 Million Tonnes, compared to 97.36 Million Tonnes last year.

Vegetable Production is estimated to be around 185.88 Million Tonnes, which is 0.81% higher than the production last year.

Onion Production is estimated to be around 23.48 Million Tonnes, which is 0.95% higher than the production last year.

Potato Production is estimated to be around 53.03 Million Tonnes, which is 3.4% higher than the production last year.

Tomato Production is estimated to be around 19.39 Million Tonnes, which is 1.8%, lower than the production last year.

Spices Production is estimated to be around 9.22 Million Tonnes, which is higher than the production last year.

(With Inputs from PIB)


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