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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.
Highlights of 2018-19 (Final) and 2019-20 (1st Advance Estimates)
- The Final Estimates of 2018-19 , 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 and in 2019-20 (1st Advance Estimates) is expected to be 0.84% higher than 2018-19
- Fruits Production is estimated to be around 97.97 Million Tonne, compared to 96.45 Million Tonne of 2017-18 and is expected to be lower by 2.27% in 2019-20 over 2018-19 due to loss in production of Grapes, Banana, Mango, Citrus, Papaya and Pomegranate
- Vegetables Production is estimated to be around 183.17 Million, which is lesser than the production of 2017-18
- And expected an Increase of 2.64 % in production of vegetables in 2019-20 over 2018-19 mainly due to increased production of Onion, Potato and Tomato.