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What is the estimated horticulture production in India?

The production of vegetables, aromatics & medicinal plants and plantations crops in 2019-20 is expected to increase while production of fruits, flowers and spices is expected to decrease


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Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the final estimates of 2018-19 and 1st advance estimates of 2019-20 of area and production of various horticulture crops. These are based on the information received from various states and union territories and other source agencies.

Horticulture Production

2017-18

2018-19 (Final)

2019-20 (1st Advanced Estimate)

Area  (Million Hectare)

25.24

25.43

25.61

Production (Million Tonnes)

310.67

310.74

313.35

Highlights of 2019-20 (1st Advance Estimates)     
Total horticulture production in 2019-20 is expected to be 0.84 percent higher than 2018-19.
The production of vegetables, aromatics & medicinal plants and plantations crops is expected to increase while production of fruits, flowers and spices is expected to decrease.
The fruits production is expected to be lower by 2.27 percent in 2019-20 than 2018-19. It is mainly due to loss in production of grapes, banana, mango, citrus, papaya and pomegranate.
Vegetable production is likely to increase by 2.64 percent in 2019-20 than 2018-19 due to increased production of onion, potato and tomato.
Onion production is expected to be 24.45 million tonnes as compared to 22.82 million tonnes in 2018-19, potato production is expected to be 51.94 million tonnes as compared to 50.19 million tonnes in 2018-19.
Tomato production is expected to be 19.33 million tonnes as compared to 19.01 million tonnes in 2018-19.

Highlights of 2018-19 (Final)       
Total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be 310.74 million tonnes in 2018-19, which is almost equal of the production in 2017-18.
The production of fruits, flowers, spices and honey is expected to rise while vegetables, aromatic & medicinal plants and plantation crops’ production will decrease..
Fruits production is estimated to be around 97.97 million tonnes compared to 96.45 million tonnes of 2017-18.
With a decline in production, estimated vegetable production is 183.17 million tonnes, onion 22.82 million tonnes; potato 50.19 million tonnes and tomato 19.01 million tonnes.

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