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India releases final estimate of 2015-16, first advance estimates for 2016-17 horticulture crops

21 Feb 2017

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates: 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates of 2016-17, of area and production of horticulture crops.

NEW DELHI: The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Final Estimates: 2015-16 and First Advance Estimates of 2016-17, 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: 2014-15, Final Estimates: 2015-16 & First Advance Estimates: 2016-17;

                                                                                      (Area in ‘000 Ha, Production in ‘000 MT)

Total Horticulture

2014-15

2015-16 ( Final)

2016-17 (First Advance Estimate)

(Final)

Area

23410

24472

24369

Production

280986

286188

287323

 

Highlights: - 2015-16 (Final Estimates)

·         The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be around 286 million tonnes during 2015-16 which is 2% higher than the previous year.

·         Production of fruits is estimated to be 90 million tonnes which is 1% higher than the previous year. 

·         Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 169 million tonnes which is about 1.5% higher than the previous year.

·         Production of spices is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes which is 14% higher than the previous year.

·         Production of onion is estimated to be around 209 lakh tonnes which is 11% higher than the previous year.

·         Production of potato is estimated to be around 434 lakh tonnes which is 10% lower than the previous year.

·         Production of tomato is estimated to be around 187 lakh tonnes which is about 15 % higher than the previous year.

Highlights:- 2016-17 (First Advance Estimates)

·         The horticulture production of the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be around 287 million tonnes which is marginally higher as compared to 2015-16.

·         Production of fruits is estimated to be 92 million tonnes which is about 2% higher than the previous year.                                                                                              

·         Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 168.6 million tonnes which is marginally lower by 0.3% than the previous year.

·         Production of spices is estimated to be around 7 million tonnes which is almost same as previous year.

·         Production of onion is estimated to be around 197 lakh tonnes which is 6 % lower than the previous year, which was a bumper production year. However as compared to the past 5 year’s average onion production, this is about 5% higher.

·         Production of potato is estimated to be around 439 lakh tonnes which is 1% higher than the previous year.

·         Production of tomato is estimated to be around 189 lakh tonnes which is about 1 % higher than the previous year.


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