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Horticulture production estimated at 355 million tonnes; an increase of 8 million tonnes

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19 January 2024, New Delhi: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has released third advance estimate of area and production of various horticultural crops for the year 2022-23. The estimation of total horticulture production for the year 2022-23 is 355.25 million tonnes, which is about 8.07 million tonnes more (increase of 2.32%) than the year 2021-22 (final). Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Mr. Arjun Munda said that this achievement of continuously increasing horticulture production in the country is due to the hard work of our farmer brothers & sisters, scientists and agriculture and farmer friendly policies of the central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

On the basis of information received from States/UTs and other government source agencies, production of fruits, vegetables, plantation crops, spices, flowers and honey is estimated to increase as per the third advance estimate for 2022-23. Fruit production is estimated to increase 109.53 million tonnes in the year 2022-23 from 107.51 million tonnes in the year 2021-22.

Similarly, the production of vegetables is estimated to be 213.88 million tonnes in the year 2022-23 while Production in the year 2021-22 was 209.14 million tonnes. Production of plantation crops is estimated to increase 16.84 million tonnes in the year 2022-23 as compared to 15.76 million tonnes in the year 2021-22 i.e. an increase of about 6.80%.

Potato production is expected to be 60.22 million tonnes while the production in the year 2021-22 was 56.18 million tonnes. Tomato production will be 20.37 million tonnes in the year 2022-23 as compared to 20.69 million tonnes in the year 2021-22.

Total Horticulture 2021-22 (Final)2022-23 (Second Advance Estimate)2022-23 (Third Advance Estimate) 
Area (in million hectares)28.0428.1228.34
Production (in million tonnes)347.18351.92355.25
Third advance estimate of total horticulture production and acreage for the year 2022-23

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