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Indian government releases advance estimates

‘Record production of potatoes and onions this year’

The Third Advance Estimate for the year 2020-21 for the area and production of various horticulture crops has been released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said there will be a record horticulture production at 331.05 million tons in 2020-21, reflecting an increase of 10.6 million tons (3.3 per cent) over 2019-20.

Narendra Singh Tomar said that as per the third advance estimate of the area and production of horticulture crops, the production of fruits in 2020-21 is estimated at 103 million tons as against 102.1 million tons in 2019-20.

On the other hand, the production of vegetables is projected to increase to 197.2 million tons, or 4.8 per cent, as compared to 188.3 million tons last year. Onion production is estimated at 26.8 million tons as compared to 26.1 million tons received in 2019-20. On the other hand, potato production in 2020-21 is estimated at a record 54.2 million tons, which is 5.6 million tons higher than in 2019-20.


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