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India’s horticulture production to be 320.48 million tonnes in 2019-20

The production of vegetables in 2019-20 is estimated to be 191.77 million tonnes, compared to 183.17 million tonne in 2018-19

India’s horticulture production to be 320.48 million tonnes in 2019-20

India’s horticulture production is estimated to be 320.48 million tonnes in 2019-20. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has released the 2nd Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of area and production of various horticulture crops. These are based on the information received from states and other source agencies.

 

Total Horticulture

2018-19 (Final)

2019-20 (2nd  Advance Estimate)

Area  (Million Hectare)

25.43

25.66

Production (Million Tonne)

310.74

320.48

 

Highlights
 

  • Total horticulture production in 2019-20 (2nd Advance Estimates) is estimated to be 3.13 percent higher than 2018-19.
  • Increase in vegetables, fruits, aromatics and medicinal plants and flowers, while decrease in plantation crops and spices, over previous year, is observed.
  • The fruits production is estimated to be 99.07 million tonne compared to 97.97 million tonne production in 2018-19. It is mainly due to increase in production of banana, apple, citrus and watermelon.
  • The production of vegetables in 2019-20 is estimated to be 191.77 million tonne, compared to 183.17 million tonne in 2018-19.  Increase is mainly due to increased production of onion, tomato, okra, peas and potato.
  • Onion production is estimated to be 26.74 million tonne, as compared to 22.82 million tonne in 2018-19.
  • Tomato production is estimated to be 20.57 million tonne as compared to 19.01 million tonnes in 2018-19.
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