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Production of horticulture crops during 2016-17 is 3.2% higher than previous year estimates.

TNPSC Current Affairs May 2017,30

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the Second Advance Estimates of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops for 2016-17 which was 3.2 % higher than the previous year 2015-16 estimates.

Highlights : 
  • The production of horticulture crops in the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be more than 295 million tonnes which is 3.2 % higher as compared to the previous year’s 2015-16 estimates.
  • The area under horticulture crops has increased from 245 lakh ha to 249 lakh ha in 2016-17 recording an increase of 1.9% over previous year.
  • Fruits production during the current year is estimated to be 93 million tonnes which is 2.9% higher than the previous year.
  • Production of vegetables is estimated to be around 175 million tonnes which is 3.5% higher than the previous year.

Important Vegetables: 
  • Onion production has increased by 3 % and major onion producing States are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat.
  • Potato production has increased by 7.2 %  and  major potato growing States are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab.
  • Tomato production has increased by 5.1 %  and  major tomato growing States are Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Gujarat etc.

                                                                                                                   (from Official Release_Pib)

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