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India’s Horticulture Production Slightly up at 314.87 million tonne in 2018-19

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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India’s total horticulture production is estimated to increase marginally to 314.87 million tonne (mt) in the 2018-19 crop year, as per the official data.

The agriculture ministry on 31st May 2019 released the Second Advanced Estimate (2018-19) of area & production of different horticulture crops, as compiled from information received from various state or Union Territories and source agencies.

An official statement said, “The total horticulture production of India is projected to be at 314.87 million tonnes that is 1.01% higher than horticulture production in 2017-18”. Last year the horticulture production stood at 311.71 mt.

The area under horticulture crop also went up to 25.6 million hectare from previous 25.43 million hectare.

It is important to mention that the crop year in India is from July to June.

Under the horticulture crops, fruits production is estimated to be around 97.38 million tonnes in 2018-2019 as compared to 97.36 million tonnes a year before.

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Moreover, production of vegetables is estimated to increase 1.6 per cent at around 187.36 million tonnes.

Among vegetables, potato production is estimated to be around 52.96 million tonnes that is 3.2% higher than in 2017-18. Onion Production on the other hand is estimated to be around 23.28 mt, slightly higher than in 2017-18. Production of tomato is estimated to be around 19.66 million tonnes that is 0.5% lower than 2017-18.

According to data, production of spices in the country is estimated to be around 8.61 million tonnes, 6.01% higher than 2017-18.

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