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Horticultural Crop Production in 2022-23 Figures Revealed for Second Advance Estimate

Second Advance Estimate offer a promising outlook for India's horticultural sector, reflecting not only the dedication of the agricultural community but also the effectiveness of government policies and the support of the scientific community.

Shivam Dwivedi
Second Advance Estimate for Horticultural Crop Production in 2022-23 Reveals Record Figures (Photo Source: Pexels)
Second Advance Estimate for Horticultural Crop Production in 2022-23 Reveals Record Figures (Photo Source: Pexels)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare recently unveiled the eagerly awaited second advance estimate for the area and production of horticultural crops for the year 2022-23. The report showcases remarkable statistics, suggesting that India is poised for a historic harvest in the horticulture sector.

The second advance estimate projects a total horticultural production of 351.92 million tonnes, an increase of approximately 4.74 million tonnes (1.37%) compared to the final figures of the preceding year, 2021-22. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, hailed this achievement and highlighted the continuous growth in horticultural production in the country.

This remarkable success, he emphasized, is a testament to the relentless efforts of Indian farmers, the dedication of scientists, and the farmer-centric policies of the Central Government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has consistently championed the welfare of farmers.

Horticultural Crop Production in 2022-23: Key Highlights 

1. Historic Horticultural Production: The estimated horticultural production of 351.92 million tonnes in 2022-23 represents a significant upswing in comparison to the 2021-22 figures. This increase of 4.74 million tonnes (1.37%) underlines the robustness of the horticulture sector in India.

2. Fruitful Endeavors: Fruit production, a vital component of horticulture, is predicted to reach 108.34 million tonnes in 2022-23, a notable increase from 107.51 million tonnes in the preceding year, 2021-22. This points to a positive trend in fruit cultivation.

3. Vegetable Bounty: The second advance estimate for 2022-23 reports a projected vegetable production of 212.91 million tonnes. This is a substantial growth from the 209.14 million tonnes recorded in the previous year, highlighting the agricultural sector's versatility and adaptability.

4. Plantation Crop Expansion: Plantation crop production is poised for an upsurge, with an expected increase from 15.76 million tonnes in 2021-22 to 16.05 million tonnes in 2022-23. This growth signifies an uptick of about 1.78% in this crucial sector.

5. Potato Production Soars: The projection for potato production in 2022-23 is an impressive 60.54 million tonnes, demonstrating a significant increase from the 56.18 million tonnes recorded in 2021-22. This surge underscores the potential for diversification and expansion in agricultural practices.

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The nation's commitment to fostering a thriving agricultural landscape remains unwavering, and these projections stand as a testament to the promising future of horticultural production in India.

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