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

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