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Centre makes upward revision in 2016-17 horticulture output

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on May 30, 2017


The government today revised upward the production estimate for horticulture crops by 3 per cent to 295.16 mt for the 2016-17 crop year ending June, on expectations of a good monsoon.

Total acreage under horticulture crops — fruits, vegetables, flowers, plantation crop and spices — has also gone up marginally to 24.92 million hectares this year.

Releasing the second estimate for the 2016-17 crop year, the Agriculture Ministry pegged the overall production of horticulture crops at 295.16 mt, up from the initial estimate of 287.32 mt for the same period.

In the 2015-16 crop year, the country is estimated to have harvested 286.16 mt of such crops.

Among the horticulture crops, production of vegetables is estimated to jump to 175 mt in 2016-17 from the actual output of 169 mt last year.

Output of flowers is pegged at 2.24 mt for 2016-17 as against 2.18 mt last year, while plantation crop output is seen at 16.86 mt against 16.6 mt. These estimates are based on information received from different States and union territories, said the ministry.

Published on May 30, 2017
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