2nd Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Horticulture Crops

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New Delhi, June 02, 2020: The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2nd Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops. These are based on the information received from States and other source agencies.

Total Horticulture2018-19(Final)2019-20 (2nd  Advance Estimate)
Area  (Million Hectare)25.4325.66
Production(Million Tonne)310.74320.48
2nd Advance Estimates of 2019-20 of Horticulture Crops

The total horticulture production in 2019-20 (2nd Advance Estimates) is estimated to be 3.13% higher than 2018-19.

There has been an increase in Vegetables, Fruits, Aromatics and Medicinal Plants and Flowers. However, a decrease in Plantation Crops and Spices, over previous year is observed. The Fruits production is estimated to be 99.07 Million Tonne compared to 97.97 Million Tonne production in 2018-19. It is mainly due to increase in production of Banana, Apple, Citrus and Watermelon.

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The production of Vegetables in 2019-20 is estimated to be 191.77 Million Tonne, compared to 183.17 Million Tonne in 2018-19.  Increase is mainly due to increased production of Onion, Tomato, Okra, Peas, Potato, etc.

Onion production is estimated to be 26.74 Million Tonne, as compared to 22.82 Million Tonne in 2018-19. Tomato production is estimated to be 20.57 Million Tonne (increase of 8.2%) as compared to 19.01 Million Tonnes in 2018-19.

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