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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 production launched by the Ministry of Agriculture right this moment, India is anticipated to have the best ever horticulture manufacturing of 329.86 million tonnnes in 2020-21, up by 2.93% over earlier 12 months. 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 12 months as in comparison with 102.08 million tonnes achieved within the 12 months 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 12 months.

The manufacturing of onion is estimated to be 26.92 million tonnes as in comparison with 26.09 million tonnes achieved within the 12 months 2019-20. “Potato production is estimated to extend by 10.55% to hit 53.69 million tonnes as in comparison with 48.56 million tonnes within the 12 months 2019-20. Tomato manufacturing is reported to be 21.00 million tonnes as in comparison with 20.55 million tonnes within the 12 months 2019-20,” mentioned a authorities launch.

The demand for healthy foods had elevated general consumption of spices within the nation and in addition within the export markets served by India. This has mirrored within the enhance in manufacturing of spices. “Fragrant and medicinal crops have registered a development of 6.11% with estimated manufacturing of 0.78 million tonnes this 12 months as in comparison with 0.73 million tonnes within the 12 months 2019-20.

The manufacturing of plantation crops has elevated to 16.60 million tonnes from 16.12 million tonnes within the earlier 12 months. The manufacturing of spices has elevated to 10.54 million tonnes, up by 3.93 % within the 12 months 2020-21 as in comparison with 10.14 million tonnes achieved final 12 months,” the discharge mentioned. Greatest hit by the pandemic has been the floriculture part as the general manufacturing of flowers declined by 7.17% over a 12 months in the past.

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