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Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare releases the Third Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops

New Delhi: Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops. This is based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies.

 Highlights

  • The Total Horticulture Production of the country is estimated to be 313.85 Million Tonnes which is 0.69% higher than the Horticulture Production in 2017-18.
  • As area under Horticulture Crops has remained broadly at the same level, the higher production owes mainly to Productivity gains.
Total Horticulture 2017-18 2018-19

(Third Advanced Estimate)

Area  (Million Ha) 25.43 25.49
Production

(Million Tonnes)

311.71 313.85

  • Overall increase is observed in production of Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Flowers and Honey whereas decrease is observed in production of Plantation and Aromatics & Medicinal crops as compared to last year.
  • Fruits Production is estimated to be around 98.57 Million Tonnes, compared to 97.36 Million Tonnes last year.
  • Vegetables Production is estimated to be around 185.88 Million Tonnes, which is 0.81% higher than the production last year.
  • Onion Production is estimated to be around 23.48 Million Tonnes, which is 0.95% higher than the production last year.
  • Potato Production is estimated to be around 53.03 Million Tonnes, which is 3.4% higher than the production last year.
  • Tomato Production is estimated to be around 19.39 Million Tonnes, which is 1.8%, lower than the production last year.

  • Spices Production is estimated to be around 9.22 Million Tonnes, which is higher than the production last year.

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