Agriculture

Horticulture Production marginally Up in 2016-17: Estimates

Final Estimate of 2015-16 & First Advance Estimates for 2016-17 of Area & Production of Horticulture Crops, released by the the Department of Agriculture, indicate marginal growth

Horticulture Production marginally Up in 2016-17: Estimates

The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be around 286 million tonnes during 2015-16 which is 2 percent higher than the previous year and for 2016-17 its production is estimated to be around 287 million tonnes which is marginally higher as compared to 2015-16, according to the Final Estimates for 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates for 2016-17 released recently by the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.

The Department has released the Final Estimates: 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates of 2016-17, of area and production of horticulture crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.

As per Final Estimates for 2015-16, production of fruits is estimated to be 90 million tonnes which is 1 percent higher than the previous year. Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 169 million tonnes which is about 1.5 percent higher. Spices were up by 14 percent and production is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes. Onion logged double digit growth compared to previous year. Production of onion is estimated to be around 209 lakh tonnes which is 11 percent higher, however potato was down by 10 percent and production is estimated to be around 434 lakh tonnes. Production of tomato is estimated to be around 187 lakh tonnes which is about 15 percent higher than the previous year. 

Highlights:- 2016-17 (First Advance Estimates)

  • The horticulture production of the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be around 287 million tonnes which is marginally higher as compared to 2015-16
  • Production of fruits is estimated to be 92 million tonnes which is about 2 percent higher than the previous year
  • Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 168.6 million tonnes which is marginally lower by 0.3 percent than the previous year
  • Production of spices is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes which is almost same as previous year
  • Production of onion is estimated to be around 197 lakh tonnes which is 6 percent lower than the previous year, which was a bumper production year. However as compared to the past 5 year’s average onion production, this is about 5 percent higher
  • Production of potato is estimated to be around 439 lakh tonnes which is 1% higher than the previous year
  • Production of tomato is estimated to be around 189 lakh tonnes which is about 1 % higher than the previous year.
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