The production of horticulture crops in the country in 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which is 3.2 per cent higher than previous year. The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare today released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17.
The department said, the estimates are based on the information received from different State and Union Territories.
In 2016-17 the area under horticulture crops has increased from 245 lakh hectare to 249 lakh hectare which shows an increase of 1.9 per cent over previous year.
Fruits production during the current year is estimated to be 93 million tonnes, 2.9 per cent above last year. Production of vegetables too is estimated to be 3.5 per cent higher at 175 million tonnes.
Likewise, production of onion is estimated to increase by 3 per cent, potato by 7, tomato by 5 and flower by 3 per cent.