On January 27,2020, The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India (GoI) has presented the first advance report for 2019-20 & as well as the final estimate for 2018-19 for Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops.Highlights:
i.Horticulture production: According to the report, horticulture production in 2019-20 can be 313.35 million tonnes (mt),0.84% higher than in 2018-19 (310.74 mt).
ii.Vegetables & Fruits production:Vegetables production was expected to be about 183.17 mt, while fruits production was to be around 97.97 mt in 2018-19(Final).In 2019-20(1st Advance Estimate) Vegetables production was estimated to be around 188.009 mt, while fruits production was estimated to be around 95.74 mt.
iii.The government hopes to increase the yield of these 3 vegetables (Onion, tomato and potato) in the current financial year 2019-20 .
iv.According to government estimates, onion yields are expected to increase by 7.17% (24.45 Million Tonne), as against 22.82 Million Tonne in 2018-19., potato by 3.49%(51.94 Million Tonne),as against 50.19 Million Tonne in 2018-19 and tomato by 1.68% (19.33 Million Tonne) in this financial year,as against 19.01 Million Tonnes in 2018-19.
About Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare:
Headquarters- New Delhi
Union Minister– Narendra Singh Tomar