Agriculture

Horticulture Production to create new record at 305.4 MT in 2017-18

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2016-17 (Final) and 2017-18 (1st Advance Estimates) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops

Horticulture Production to create new record at 305.4 MT in 2017-18

On the basis of information received from different State/UTs in the country, Union Agriculture Ministry released the final estimates for Horticulture crops in 2016-17 and first advance estimates for 2017-18.

Highlights 

• Record production of Horticulture Crops at 300.6 Million Tonnes which is 5% higher than the year 2015-16

• Productivity for horticulture sector increases by about 3.45% in 2016-17 (Final Estimates) as compared to 2015-16

• Fruits productivity increases from 14.3 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 14.6 Tonnes/Ha in 2016-17(Final)

• Vegetables productivity increases from 16.7 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 17.4 tonnes/ha.

• Production of fruits is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 3% higher than previous year.

• Record production of 178 million tonnes of vegetables which is about 5% higher than the previous year

All-India Final Estimates: 2016-17 and 2017-18 (1st Advance Estimates):

Total Horticulture

2015-16

2016-17

(Final)

2017-18

(First Adv. Est.)

% change of 2016-17(Final) w.r.t. 2015-16

% change of 2017-18(First Advance Est) w.r.t. 2016-17 (Final)

Area

 (Million Ha)

24.5

24.85

24.92

1.55

0.26

Production
(MillionTonnes)

286.2

300.6

305.4

5.05

1.59

Productivity
(Tonnes/Ha)

11.7

12.1

12.3

3.45

1.32

Highlights for 2016-17 (Final Estimates):

• There has been a record production of Horticulture Crops with production during the year 2016-17 reaching 300.6 Million Tonnes which is 5% higher than in the previous year

• Productivity for horticulture sector as a whole, has increased by about 3.45% in 2016-17 as compared to 2015-16 

• In fruits, productivity has increased from 14.3 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 14.6 Tonnes/Ha. In vegetables it has increased from 16.7 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 17.4 tonnes/ha

• Production of fruits is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 3% higher than previous year  

• There has been a record production of 178 million tonnes of vegetables which is about 5% higher than the previous year

• With an increase of 7%, the production of Onion during the year 2016-17 is estimated at 224 lakh Tonnes as against 209 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16

• Production of Potato in the year 2016-17 is estimated at 486 lakh Tonnes as against 434 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16 which is 12% higher

• With an increase of 10.5%, the production of Tomato in year 2016-17 is estimated at 207 lakh Tonnes as against 187 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16.

Highlights of 2017-18 (First Advance Estimates):

• The Total Horticulture production of the country is estimated to be an impressive level of 305.4 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 which is 1.6% higher than the previous year and 8% higher than the past 5 years’ average production

• Productivity for horticulture sector as a whole, has marginally increased by about 1.3% in 2017-18 as compared to 2016-17. 

• Production of fruits is estimated to be about 95 million tonnes which is 2% higher than previous year

• Production of vegetables is estimated to be about 181 million tonnes which is about 1% higher than the previous year

• Onion production in the in the current year is likely to be around 214 lakh Tonnes as against 224 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final Est.), which is about 4.5% lower than the previous year

• Potato production is estimated at 493 lakh Tonnes as against 486 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17(Final) which is about 1% higher than the previous year 

• Tomato production in the current year is likely to be around 223 lakh Tonnes as against 207 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 which is about 7.7% higher than the previous year.

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