Friday, March 4, 2011

Production of Vegetables and Fruits up in 2010-11

The estimated production of vegetables and fruits has shown an increase in the year 2010-11 as compared to 2009-10. The production figures are given below:

Production (thousand MT)

Horticulture commodity

2009-10

2010-11 (Estimated)

Vegetables

133545

141350

Fruits

72282

75770

During 2008-09, 0.69% of total production of fruits and 1.69% of total vegetable production was exported.

The Ministry of Agriculture is implementing two Centrally Sponsored Schemes, viz., (i) Horticulture Mission for North-East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) and (ii) National Horticulture Mission (NHM) for the holistic development of horticulture crops.