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Horticulture production hits record high at 329.86 million tonnes, says Agriculture Ministry

In line with the second advance estimate of horticulture manufacturing launched by the Ministry of Agriculture immediately, India is anticipated to have the very best ever horticulture manufacturing of 329.86 million tonnnes in 2020-21, up by 2.93% over earlier yr. The rise in manufacturing has been registered in greens, spices, medicinal and fragrant crops. The Floriculture sector has been the toughest hit by the pandemic as manufacturing declined by 7.17%.



The manufacturing of fruits is estimated to be 102.76 million tonnes this yr as in comparison with 102.08 million tonnes achieved within the yr 2019-20, whereas manufacturing of greens is estimated to be 196.27 million tonnes, up by 4.42 % as in comparison with 188.28 million tonnes within the earlier yr.


The manufacturing of onion is estimated to be 26.92 million tonnes as in comparison with 26.09 million tonnes achieved within the yr 2019-20. “Potato manufacturing is estimated to extend by 10.55% to hit 53.69 million tonnes as in comparison with 48.56 million tonnes within the yr 2019-20. Tomato manufacturing is reported to be 21.00 million tonnes as in comparison with 20.55 million tonnes within the yr 2019-20,” stated a authorities launch.

The demand for wholesome meals had elevated general consumption of spices within the nation and likewise within the export markets served by India.


This has mirrored within the improvement in the manufacturing of spices. “Fragrant and medicinal crops have registered development of 6.11% with estimated manufacturing of 0.78 million tonnes this yr as in comparison with 0.73 million tonnes within the yr 2019-20.


The manufacturing of plantation crops has elevated to 16.60 million tonnes from 16.12 million tonnes within the earlier yr. The manufacturing of spices has elevated to 10.54 million tonnes, up by 3.93 % within the yr 2020-21 as in comparison with 10.14 million tonnes achieved final yr,” the discharge stated. The largest hit by the pandemic has been the floriculture part as the general manufacturing of flowers declined by 7.17% over a yr in the past.


 


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