Area under horticulture crops recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year

Area under horticulture crops recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year

The production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which 3.2 % higher as compared to the previous year’s 2015-16 estimates.

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The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.

The production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which 3.2 % higher as compared to the previous year’s 2015-16 estimates.

The area under horticulture crops has increased from 245 lakh ha to 249 lakh ha in 2016-17 recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year. 

Fruits production during the current year is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which  2.9% higher than the previous year. 

Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 175 million tonnes which  3.5% higher than the previous year. 

With 21.6 million tonnes estimated onion production in the country, there is an increase of 3% over the previous year. The major onion producing States are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat. 

Potato production in the country has increased from 43.4 million tonnes to 46.5 million tonnes in the current year which is 7.2% higher than the previous year. Major Potato growing States are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. 

During the current  tomato production is estimated to be around 19.7 million tonnes which  5.1% higher than the previous year. The major tomato growing States are Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Gujarat etc. 

Production of flowers is estimated to be around 2.2 million tonnes which  2.9% higher than the previous year. 

Production of Aromatics & Medicinal Plants is estimated to be around 1.03 million tonnes which  marginally higher by 0.8% than the previous year. 

During the current  the production of Plantation crops is estimated to be around 17 million tonnes which  1.3% higher than the previous year. 

Production of spices is estimated to be around 7.1 million tonnes which 1.3% higher than the previous year.

The Dollar Business Bureau - May 30, 2017 12:00 IST
 
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