28 lakh hectares under exotic fruit cultivation in India

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28 July 2022, New Delhi: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme for the holistic development of horticulture in the country. All States/UTs are covered under MIDH. Assistance is provided under MIDH, for promotion of exotic/foreign fruits like Dragon fruit, Kiwi, Passion fruit etc. in the country. 

Out of 28 lakh hectares under exotic fruit cultivation, Madhya Pradesh is the leader in cultivating exotic fruits on more than 11.35 lakh hectares of land. It is also the largest producer with over 12 million metric tonnes. Maharashtra ranks second with 11.20 lakh hectares of land under cultivation of exotic fruits. It produces about 11 million metric tonnes of produce. This data is as per 2nd advanced estimates of the year 2021-22.

State/UT wise details of area and production for major exotic/foreign fruits is as follows:

Acreage and Production of Foreign / Exotic fruits in India (Area in ‘000 ha /  Production in ‘000 MT)                                                                                            

Sl. No.STATES/UTs Area*Production*
1ARUNACHAL PRADESH3.377.43
2CHHATISGARH0.787.61
3HARYANA0.173.08
4HIMACHAL PRADESH10.232.53
5JAMMU & KASHMIR0.552.94
6JHARKHAND0.050.08
7KARNATAKA5.0026.00
8KERALA18.50140.89
9MADHYA PRADESH1134.5812875.28
10MAHARASHTRA1120.6411638.28
11MANIPUR4.0240.74
12MEGHALAYA0.121.04
13MIZORAM3.634.53
14NAGALAND6.4917.05
15SIKKIM315.96396.21
16TAMIL NADU74.18519.12
17TELANGANA125.501625.31
TOTAL2823.7627308.13
Acreage and Production of Foreign / Exotic fruits in India (*as per 2021-22 (2nd Advance Estimates))
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