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India release second advance estimates of various horticulture crops

28 May 2018

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2017-18(2nd Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops

NEW DELHI, 28 May 2018: The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2017-18(2nd Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops. These Estimates are based on the information received from different States/UTs in the country.

Following table summaries the All- India Final Estimates: 2016-17 and 2017-18(2nd Advance Estimates):

Total Horticulture

2016-17

2017-18

% change of 2017-18

(2nd Adv. Est.)

w.r.t.

 

 

Second Adv. Est.

2016-17

Area (‘000  Ha)

24851

25406

2.23

Production

(‘000 Tonnes)

300643

307159

2.17

As per the 2nd Advance Estimates prepared on the basis of information received from State Departments of Horticulture / Agriculture and various agencies like Directorate of Arecanut & Species Development (DASD), Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development (DCCD) and National Bee Board (NBB) the total horticulture production of the country is estimates to be 307.2 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 which is 2.2% higher than the previous year and 8.6% higher than the past 5 year’s average production.

The Production of fruits is estimated to be about 94.4 million tonnes which is about 2% higher than previous year production of vegetables is estimated to be about 182 million tonnes which is about 2.2% higher than previous year.

Onion production in the current year is likely to be around 218 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17(Final) which when compared to 5 years average is about 8% higher.

Potato production is estimated at 503 Lakh Tonnes as against 486 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final) which is about 3.5% higher than the previous year.

Tomato production in the current year is likely to be around 220 lakh Tonnes as against 207 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final Est.) which is about 6.6% higher than the previous year.

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