Krishi VaartaOutlook Agriculture
Production of Horticultural Crops Estimated to increase by 3.7%
Sowing and production of horticultural crops are on the rise in the country. According to earlier estimates, production of horticultural crops is expected to increase by 3.7% to 31.46 million tonnes, in 2018-19.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture's first preliminary estimate, the sowing of horticultural crops in the 2018-19 season was 2,58 million
hectares, which is more than 2,54 million hectares in 2017-18. As a result, the production of horticultural crops is also expected to increase to 31, 46 million tons due to an increase in sowing, whereas 31, 17 million tonnes were produced last year. The production of horticultural crops is 10% higher than the average production of the last five years.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 30 January 2019