New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) India’s horticulture production is estimated to rise by 1 per cent to record 314.67 million tonnes in 2018-19 on higher area, the government said Wednesday.Also Read - CUET PG 2022: NTA Adds 8 New Universities For Admission; Check Application Link, Details On Exam Date

The agriculture ministry released the final estimates for 2017-18 and the first estimates for 2018-19 of area and production of horticulture crops. These estimates are based on the information received from different states and Union territories. Also Read - Liverpool vs Real Madrid Live Streaming UEFA Champions League Final in India: When and Where to Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid Live Stream Football Match Online on Sony Liv; TV Telecast on Sony Ten

As per the final estimates of 2017-18, horticulture production stood at record 311.7 MT, which is 3.7 per cent higher than the previous year and 10 per cent higher than the past five years’ average production. Also Read - IOCL Recruitment 2022: Registration For 43 Posts Ends on June 7| Check Salary, Other Details Here

Area under coverage rose to 25.87 million hectares from 25.43 million hectares.

Onion production in current year is likely to be around 23.62 million tonnes (MT) as against 23.26 MT in 2017-18, while potato output is estimated at 52.58 MT compared to 51.31 MT.

Tomato production is estimated to rise 2 per cent to 20.51 MT as against 19.76 MT in 2017-18.

The production of fruits is estimated at 97.35 MT, while that of vegetables at about 187.5 MT.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.