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Govt sees 5.8% drop in onion output; slight rise in tomato, potato output

Any reduction in onion output is likely to put pressure on domestic supplies and prices

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government on Friday projected 5.8 per cent fall in onion output at 197.13 lakh tonnes this year, while a slight increase is expected in the production of potato and tomato. According to the first estimate released by the Agriculture Ministry, onion production is pegged at 197.13 lakh tonnes for 2016-17 crop year (July-June) as against actual output of 209.31 lakh tonnes last year. The output is expected to be down due to fall in acreage to 11.88 lakh hectare in 2016-17 from 13.20 lakh hectare in the last year. Any reduction in onion output is likely to put pressure on domestic ...

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 18:06 IST
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