Horticulture production estimated to be 307 Mn tonnes

Horticulture production estimated to be 307 Mn tonnes
The Department of Agriculture has released the second advance estimates of area and production of horticulture crops for the year 2017-18. These estimates are based on the information provided by the states and union territories

The second 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) has estimated that the total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be 307.2 million tonnes during 2017-18 which is 2.2 percent higher than the previous year and 8.6 percent higher than the past 5 year’s average production, an Agriculture Ministry statement has said.
The production of fruits is estimated to be about 94.4 million tonnes which is about 2 percent higher than previous year’s production. The production of vegetables is estimated to be about 182 million tonnes which is about 2.2 percent 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 percent higher. Potato production is estimated at 503 lakh tonnes as against 486 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 (final) which is about 3.5 percent 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 estimates) which is about 6.6 percent higher than the previous year, the statement has stated.
The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has released the second advance estimates of area and production of horticulture crops for the year 2017-18. These estimates are based on the information received from different states and union territories.
Following table summaries the all India final estimates: 2016-17 and 2017-18 second advance estimates;

Total Horticulture 2016-17 2017-18 % change of 2017-18
(2nd Adv. Est.)
2nd Adv. Est. 2016-17
Area (‘000  hectare) 24,851 25,406 2.23
Production
(‘000 Tonnes)
300,643 307,159 2.17
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