India’s horticulture production is expected to reach record 331 million tonnes in 2020-21

India’s horticulture production is expected to reach record 331 million tonnes in 2020-21
GoI released 2020-21 Third Advance Estimates of area and production of various horticultural crops, compiled on the basis of information received from states and union territories and other governmental source agencies

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has Friday released the 2020-21 Third Advance Estimates of area and production of various horticultural crops, compiled on the basis of information received from states and union territories and other governmental source agencies.

Speaking on the release of the Third Advance Estimates, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar informed that due to the farmer-friendly policies of the government, tireless hard work of farmers and research of scientists, horticulture production in the year 2020-21 is estimated to be a record 331.05 million tonnes. This shows an increase of 10.6 million tonnes (3.3 per cent) over 2019-20.

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Total Horticulture 2019-20 (Final) 2020-21 (3rd Adv. Est.)
Area (in million hectares) 26.48 27.59
Production (in million tonnes) 320.47 331.05
Key highlights of Third Advance Estimates 2020-21

Total horticulture production in 2020-21 is estimated to be a record 331.05 million tonnes, which is an increase of about 10.6 million tonnes (3.3%) over that achieved in 2019-20.

Production of fruits is estimated to be 103.0 million tonnes, compared to 102.1 million tonnes achieved in 2019-20.

The production of vegetables is estimated to be 197.2 million tonnes compared to last year’s production of 188.3 million tonnes that is, an increase of 4.8 per cent.

Production of onion is reported to be 26.8 million tonnes as against 26.1 million tonnes achieved in 2019-20.

Production of potato is estimated to be a record production of 54.2 million tonnes in 2020-21, an increase by 5.6 million tonnes of 2019-20.

The tomato production is reported to be 21.1 million tonnes, as against the production of 20.6 million tonnes achieved in 2019-20.

An increase of 6.2 per cent, from 0.73 million tonnes in 2019-20 to 0.78 million tonnes in 2020-21, has been registered in aromatic and medicinal crops.

Production of plantation crops has increased from 16.1 million tonnes in 2019-20 to 16.6 million tonnes in 2020-21.

Production of spices has increased by 5.3 per cent, from 10.1 million tonnes in 2019-20 to 10.7 million tonnes in 2020-21.

Click here for the summary sheet of the Third advance Estimates of 2020-21

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