India’s another Record break: Nation witnessed record production of 311.7 MT Horticulture Crops

NewsBharati    30-Jan-2019

New Delhi, Jan 30: India is achieving a new record every day. In 2017-18, Nation witnesses record production of 311.7 MT Horticulture Crops, higher than the previous year and 10% higher than past 5 years’ average production.

 
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare release the 2017-18 Final and 2018-19 1st Advance Est. of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops.

This release estimates are based on the information received from different state/UTs in the country. There has been a record production of Horticulture Crops with production during the year 2017-18(Final) reaching 311.7 Million Tonnes which is 3.7% higher than the previous year and 10% higher than the past 5 years’ average production.

Production of fruits is estimated at 97.35 million tonnes which are 4.8% higher than the previous year. Production of vegetables is estimated at about 187.5 million tonnes which is about 3.5% higher than the previous year. With an increase of 3.7%, the production of Onion during the year 2017-18 is estimated at 23.26 Million Tonnes as against 22.4 Million Tonnes in 2016-17.

The Total Horticulture production of the country is estimated to be314.5 Million Tonnes during 2018-19 (First Adv. Est) which would be0.95% higher than the 2017-18 and 10% higher than the past 5 years’ average production.