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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
29-August-2018 17:48 IST
All India 2017-18 (Third Advance Estimates) of Area & Production of Horticulture Crops

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2017-18(3 rd Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.

Following table summarises the All-India Final Estimates: 2016-17 and 2017- 18 (3'd Advance Estimates):

Total Horticulture

2016-17

2017-18

% change of 2017-18(3rd adv. Est.)w.r.t.

 

 

Third Adv.

     Est.

2016-17

Area (‘000 Ha)

24851

25662

3.26

  Production

(‘000 Tonnes)

300643

306818

2.05

 

Highlights:-

The Third Advance Estimates for horticulture crops, have been prepared on the basis of information received from State Departments of Horticulture/Agriculture and various agencies like Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD), Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development (DCCD) and National Bee Board (NBB). The main highlights of horticulture scenario during 2017- 18 are as under.

  • The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be 306.8 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 which is 2.05% higher than the previous year and 8.5% higher than the past 5 years’ average production.
  • Production of fruits is estimated to be about 97 million tonnes which is 4.5% higher than previous year.
  • Production of vegetables is estimated to be about 179.7 million tonnes which is about 1.0% higher than the previous year.
  • Onion production in the current year is likely to be around 220 lakh Tonnes as against 224 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17, which is 6%, higher than the last 5 years’ average.
  • Potato production is estimated at 485 lakh Tonnes as against 486 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 which is about 5% higher than the last 5 years’ average production.
  • Tomato production in the current year is likely to be around 194 lakh Tonnes as against 207 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 which is about 3% higher than the last 5 years’ average production.

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