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India releases horticulture crops 1st advance estimates for 2019-20

28 Jan 2020

India's Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 and 1st Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops.

NEW DELHI, 27 January 2020: India's Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates of 2018-19 and 1st Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops.

These are based on the information received from different State/UTs and other source agencies.

Total Horticulture

2017-18

2018-19

(Final)

2019-20

(1st Advanced Estimate)

Area  (Million Hectare)

25.24

25.43

25.61

Production

(Million Tonne)

310.67

310.74

313.35

Highlights of 2018-19(Final)        

  • The Total Horticulture Production of the country is estimated to be 310.74 Million Tonne in 2018-19, which is marginally higher than the Horticulture Production in 2017-18.
  • Increase in Fruits, Flowers, Spices and Honey while decrease in Vegetables, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants and Plantation Crops.
  • Fruits Production is estimated to be around 97.97 Million Tonne, compared to 96.45 Million Tonne of 2017-18.
  • Vegetables Production is estimated to be around 183.17 Million, which is lesser than the production of 2017-18.
  • Onion Production is estimated to be around 22.82 Million Tonne, which is lesser than the production of 2017-18.
  • Potato Production is estimated to be around 50.19 Million Tonne, which is lesser than the production of 2017-18.
  • Tomato Production is estimated to be around 19.01 Million Tonne, which is lower than the production of 2017-18.

Highlights of 2019-20 (1st Advance Estimates)      

  • Total Horticulture production in 2019-20 (1st Advance Estimates) is expected to be 0.84% higher than 2018-19.
  • Increase in Vegetables, Aromatics and Medicinal and Plantations is envisaged but decrease in Fruits, Flowers and Spices is expected.
  • The Fruits production is expected to be lower by 2.27% in 2019-20 over 2018-19. It is mainly due to loss in production of Grapes, Banana, Mango, Citrus, Papaya and Pomegranate.
  • Increase of 2.64 % in production of vegetables in 2019-20 over 2018-19.  Increase is mainly due to increased production of Onion, Potato and Tomato.
  • Onion production is expected to be 24.45 Million Tonne (increase of 7.17%) as compared to 22.82 Million Tonne in 2018-19.
  • Potato production is expected to be 51.94 Million Tonne (increase of 3.49%) as compared to 50.19 Million Tonne in 2018-19.
  • Tomato production is expected to be 19.33 Million Tonne (increase of 1.68%) as compared to 19.01 Million Tonnes in 2018-19.

 

 

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