Horticulture production up by 2.93% in 2020-21
New Delhi: Horticulture production in the country touched an all-time high of 329.86 during the 2020-21 financial year.
The production estimates are highest so far and it reflects an increase of 9.39 million tonnes, which is 2.93% more in comparison to 2019-20, said a government statement.
The figures are based on the second advanced estimates of area and production of various horticultural crops, based on information received from the States/ UTs and other government source agencies, the statement said.
The production of fruits during 2020-21 was estimated to be 102.76 million tonnes as compared to 102.08 million tonnes achieved in the year 2019-20. The production of vegetables was estimated to be 196.27 million tonnes (growth of 4.42 per cent) as compared to 188.28 million tonnes in the previous year.
Similarly, the production of onion was estimated to be 26.92 million tonnes as compared to 26.09 million tonnes achieved in the year 2019-20.
Potato production was also estimated to be 53.69 million tonnes (an increase of 10.55%) as compared to 48.56 million tonnes in the year 2019-20.
Tomato production was reported at 21.00 million tonnes as compared to 20.55 million tonnes in the year 2019-20. Similarly, aromatic and medicinal crops registered a growth of 6.11% with estimated production of 0.78 million tonnes this year as compared to 0.73 million tonnes in the year 2019-20. The production of plantation crops has increased to 16.60 million tonnes from 16.12 million tonnes in the previous year.
The production of spices also increased to 10.54 million tonnes (growth of 3.93 per cent) in the year 2020-21 as compared to 10.14 million tonnes achieved last year.