Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said the farmer-friendly policies of the government, tireless efforts of farmers and research of scientists has resulted in record horticulture production of 329.86 million tonnes in the year 2020-21. He said the production estimates are highest so far and it reflects an increase of 9.39 million tonnes in comparison to 2019-20.
Agriculture Ministry has released the second advance estimates of area and production of various horticultural crops for the year 2020-21 based on information received from the states and UTs and other government source agencies.
Mr Tomar informed that according to the second advance estimates, the production of fruits is estimated to be 102.76 million tonnes this year as compared to 102.08 million tonnes achieved in the previous year. The production of vegetables is estimated to be 196.27 million tonnes as compared to 188.28 million tonnes in the previous year.
The production of onion is estimated to be 26.92 million tonnes as compared to 26.09 million tonnes. Similarly, potato production is estimated to be 53.69 million tonnes as compared to 48.56 million tonnes in 2019-20.