Record horticulture production in 2017-18

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced the final horticulture production figure for 2017-18 and it earmarks touching a new peak. The production during the year 2017-18(Final) reached 311.7 Million Tonnes which is 3.7% higher than the previous year and 10% higher than the past 5 years’ average production.

Production of fruits is estimated at  97.35 million tonnes which is 4.8% higher than previous year. Production of vegetables is estimated at about 187.5 million tonnes which is about 3.5% higher than the previous year. With an increase of 3.7%, the production of Onion during the year 2017-18 is estimated at 23.26 Million Tonnes as against 22.4 Million Tonnes in 2016-17.Production of Potato in the year 2017-18 (Final) is estimated at 51.3 Million Tonnes as against 48.6 Million Tonnes in 2016-17 (5.6% higher than 2016-17).

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