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Horticulture production in 2018-19 to be 314 million tonnes: Govt

Onion production is expected to remain flat at 23.48 mt, according to the third Advance Estimates of horticulture crops

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Production of horticulture crops was officially estimated to have inched up higher in 2018-19 crop year ended June 30 on productivity gains, with output of fruit, vegetables, spices, flowers, and honey going up, while that of plantation, aromatic, and medicinal crops declining. 

According to estimates, the total production of horticulture crops is pegged slightly higher at 313.85 mt, against 311.71 mt in the previous year.

Vegetable production was expected to have inched up higher at 185.88 million tonnes (mt) in the year on productivity gains, even as tomato production was estimated to be lower and onion’s flat at the previous year’s level.

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 1:17 AM IST

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