Third Advance Estimates for Horticultural Production

  Jun 03, 2020

Third Advance Estimates for Horticultural Production

The third advance estimates released released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare said that horticultural crops output is expected to go up marginally to 313.85 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19 compared with 311.71 mt produced in the previous year. Production of fruits and vegetables such as potato, onion, banana and citrus fruits will go up significantly.

How are vegetables expected to perform?

What is the projection on fruits?

Has the area under horticulture increased or decreased?

At 25.49 million hectares, the area under horticultural crops in 2018-19 remained more or less at the same as the previous year.

Any further projection?

A huge drop in the production of coconuts has adversely hit the plantation crop output, which is projected to be around 16.37 mt as against 18.08 mt in 2017-18.

What has the government done?

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme is implemented for holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew and cocoa.  Mission subsumes 

All States/UTs are covered under MIDH. 

Various interventions being taken under MIDH for the development of horticulture sector and to increase their income are given below: