Agriculture

Horticulture output outpaces foodgrains

The production of horticulture crops have outpaced the production of food grains since 2012-13
Horticulture output outpaces foodgrains

Despite the deficit monsoon, unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the major part of the country, the production of horticulture crops have outpaced the production of food grains since 2012-13.

In 2012-13, the total horticulture production was 268.85 million tonnes while total foodgrains production was 257.13 million tonnes. In further increased to 277.35 million tonnes and 265.04 million tonnes in 2013-14, respectively. And in the year 2014-15, the total horticulture production was 280.99 million tonnes while total foodgrains production was 252.02 million tonnes.

There has been an increase of 1.3% in horticulture production and reduction of 4.9% in foodgrain production in 2014-15 as compared to 2013-14.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundaria in Rajya Sabha.  

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