Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops for the year 2016-17

Production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes
Area under horticulture crops recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year
Production of horticulture crops during 2016-17 is 3.2% higher as compared to the previous year’s 2015-16 estimates

                        The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.
                        The following table summarizes the Second Advance Estimates of area and Production of horticulture crops for the year 2016-17 along with First Advance Estimates for     2016-17 and Final Estimates for 2015-16:
(Area in ‘000 Ha, Production in ‘000MT)
Total Horticulture
2016-17
(Second Advance Estimate)
2016-17 (First Advance Estimate)
2015-16 (Final)
% change of 2016-17 (Second Adv.  Est.) with respect to:
2016-17
(First Adv. Est.)
2015-16
(Final Est.)
Area
24925
24369
24472
2.3
1.9
Production
295164
287323
286188
2.7
3.1

Highlights of the “Second Advance Estimates” for 2016-17:
·         The production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which is 3.2 % higher as compared to the previous year’s 2015-16 estimates.
·         The area under horticulture crops has increased from 245 lakh ha to 249 lakh ha in 2016-17 recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year.
·         Fruits production during the current year is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 2.9% higher than the previous year.
·         Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 175 million tonnes which is 3.5% higher than the previous year.

Ø With 21.6 million tonnes estimated onion production in the country, there is an increase of 3% over the previous year. The major onion producing States are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat.
Ø Potato production in the country has increased from 43.4 million tonnes to 46.5 million tonnes in the current year which is 7.2% higher than the previous year. Major Potato growing States are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.
Ø During the current year tomato production is estimated to be around 19.7 million tonnes which is 5.1% higher than the previous year. The major tomato growing States are Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Gujarat etc.
·         Production of flowers is estimated to be around 2.2 million tonnes which is 2.9% higher than the previous year.
·         Production of Aromatics & Medicinal Plants is estimated to be around 1.03 million tonnes which is marginally higher by 0.8% than the previous year.
·         During the current year the production of Plantation crops is estimated to be around 17 million tonnes which is 1.3% higher than the previous year.
·         Production of spices is estimated to be around 7.1 million tonnes which is 1.3% higher than the previous year.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

No comments:

Paryatan Parv- Festival of Festivals 14th Day Of Paryatan Parv Celebrated Across The Country

Tourism itself is all about celebration and Paryatan Parv celebrates tourism across the country during the festive season. Paryatan Parv, ...