Release of Final Estimates of 2019-20 and First Advance Estimates of 2020-21 of Area and Production of Horticultural Crops

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08 March 2021, New Delhi: Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates of 2019-20 and First Advance Estimates of 2020-21 of Area and Production of various Horticultural Crops. These are based on the information received from States and other source agencies.

(Area in Million Ha, Production in Million Tonnes)
Total Horticulture2018-192019-20
(3rd Adv. Est.)
2019-20
(Final Est.)
2020-21
(1st Adv. Est.)
Area25.7426.2226.4627.17
Production311.05319.57320.77326.58

Highlights of 2019-20 (Final Estimates)      

Total Horticulture production in 2019-20 is estimated to be 3.12% higher than 2018-19.

Increase in production of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Spices is seen whereas decrease in Plantation Crops and Aromatics & Medicinal Plants is registered over 2018-19.

The Fruits production is estimated to be 102.03 Million Tonne compared to 97.97 Million Tonne in 2018-19.

The production of Vegetables is estimated to be 188.91 Million Tonne, against 183.17 Million Tonne in 2018-19.

Onion production is estimated to be 26.09 Million Tonne, against 22.82 Million Tonne reported in 2018-19.

Potato production is estimated to be 48.56 Million Tonne, compared to 501.90 Million Tonne in 2018-19.

Highlights of 2020-21 (First Advance Estimates)      

Total Horticulture production in 2020-21 is estimated to be 326.58 Million Tonne, an increase of about 5.81 Million Tonne (increase of 1.81%) over 2019-20.

Increase in production of Fruits, Vegetables, Aromatics & Medicinal Plants and Plantation Crops, while decrease in Spices and Flowers over previous year, is envisaged.

The Fruits production is estimated to be 103.23 Million Tonne compared to 102.03 Million Tonne in 2019-20.

The production of Vegetables is estimated to be 193.61 Million Tonne, compared to 188.91 Million Tonne in 2019-20. 

Onion production is estimated to be 26.29 Million Tonne, compared to 26.09 Million Tonne in 2019-20.

Potato production is estimated to be 53.11 Million Tonne, against production of 48.56 Million Tonne in 2019-20.

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