3rd Advance Estimates for 2015-16 of Area & Production of Horticulture Crops released

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has released the Third Advance Estimates for 2015-16 of area and production of horticulture crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different State/UTs in the country. The total production of the Horticulture crops in the country is estimated to be around 283.36 million tonnes during 2015-16.

The following table summarises the All-India Final Estimates: 2014-15 and Third Advance Estimates: 2015-16 :

                    (Area in ‘000 Hectare)
                    (Production in ‘000 MT)
Total Horticulture 2014-15 2015-16
Final Third Advance
Estimate
Area 23410 23787
Production 280986 283360

Highlights:-

  • The total horticulture production of the country is estimated to be around 283 million tonnesduring 2015-16 which is 0.8% higher than the previous year.
  • Production of fruits is estimated to be 91 million tonnes which is 2% higher than previous year.
  • Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 167 million tonnes which is almost same as the previous year.
  • Production of spices is estimated to be around 6 million tonnes which is 4% higher than the previous year.
  • Production of onion is estimated to be around 210 lakh tonnes which is 11% higher than the previous year.
  • Production of potato is estimated to be around 437 lakh tonnes which is 9% lower than the previous year.
  • Production of tomato is estimated to be around 184 lakh tonnes which is about 12 % higher than the previous year.

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