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⛳ World Environment Day 2018 Host Country is – “India”. ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿก๐ŸŒด The theme of the year 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution”

03/01/2018

Horticulture production 2016-17

Record production of Horticulture Crops at 300.6 Million Tonnes which is 5% higher than the year 2015-16

Productivity for horticulture sector increases by about 3.45% in 2016-17 (Final Estimates) as compared to 2015-16.

Fruits productivity increases from 14.3 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 14.6 Tonnes/Ha in 2016-17(Final)
Vegetables productivity increases from 16.7 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 17.4 tonnes/ha.

Production of fruits is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 3% higher than previous year.

Record production of 178 million tonnes of vegetables which is about 5% higher than the previous year

First Advance Estimate 2017-18 and Final estimate 2016-17 for area and production of Horticulture Crops


 The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2016-17 (Final) and 2017-18 (1st Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country.
 The following table summarizes the All-India Final Estimates: 2016-17 and 2017-18 (1st Advance Estimates):

Total Horticulture
2015-16
2016-17
(Final)
2017-18
(First Adv. Est.)
% change of 2016-17(Final) w.r.t. 2015-16
% change of 2017-18(First Advance Est) w.r.t. 2016-17 (Final)
Area
 (Million Ha)
24.5
24.85
24.92
1.55
0.26
Production
(MillionTonnes)
286.2
300.6
305.4
5.05
1.59
Productivity
(Tonnes/Ha)
11.7
12.1
12.3
3.45
1.32

Highlights for 2016-17 (Final Estimates):-
There has been a record production of Horticulture Crops with production during the year 2016-17(F) reaching 300.6 Million Tonnes which is 5% higher than in the previous year.
            Productivity for horticulture sector as a whole, has increased by about 3.45% in 2016-17(Final Estimates) as compared to 2015-16.
            In fruits, productivity has increased from 14.3 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 14.6 Tonnes/Ha in 2016-17(Final). In vegetables it has increased from 16.7 Tonnes/Ha in 2015-16 to 17.4 tonnes/ha.
Production of fruits is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 3% higher than previous year. 
There has been a record production of 178 million tonnes of  vegetables which is about 5% higher than the previous year.
With an increase of 7%, the production of Onion during the year 2016-17 is estimated at 224 lakh Tonnes as against 209 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16.
Production of Potato in the year  2016-17 (Final) is estimated at 486 lakh Tonnes as against 434 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16 which is 12% higher.
With an increase of 10.5%, the production of Tomato in year 2016-17(Final) is estimated at 207 lakh Tonnes as against 187 lakh Tonnes in 2015-16.

Highlights of 2017-18 (First Advance Estimates)
The Total Horticulture production of the country is estimated to be an impressive level of 305.4 Million Tonnes during 2017-18(First Adv. Est) which is 1.6% higher than the previous year and 8% higher than the past 5 years’ average production..
            Productivity for horticulture sector as a whole,  has marginally increased by about 1.3% in 2017-18(First Adv. Estimates) as compared to 2016-17.
Production of fruits is estimated to be about 95 million tonnes which is 2% higher than previous year. 
Production of vegetables is estimated to be about 181 million tonnes which is about 1% higher than the previous year.
Onion production in the in the current year is likely to be around 214 lakh Tonnes as against 224 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final Est.), which is about 4.5% lower than the previous year.
Potato production is estimated at 493 lakh Tonnes as against 486 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17(Final) which is about 1% higher than the previous year.
Tomato production in the current year is likely to be around 223 lakh Tonnes as against 207 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final Est.) which is about 7.7% higher than the previous year.


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