India's horticulture production seen rising marginally in 2019-20

India’s horticulture production in 2019-20 is expected to be 0.84 per cent higher than in 2018-19, as per first advance estimates released by the ministry of agriculture and farmers’ welfare.

Total horticulture production in the country stood at 310.74 million tonnes in 2018-19.
Production of vegetables, aromatics and medicinal plants and plantation crops are expected to show an increase while the production of fruits, flowers and spices is expected to decline as per the estimates.
Fruit production is expected to be 2.27 per cent lower in 2019-20 over 2018-19, mainly due to loss in production of grapes, banana, mango, citrus, papaya and pomegranate.
Vegetable production is expected to Increase by 2.64 per cent in 2019-20 over 2018-19. This is mainly due to increased production of onion, potato and tomato, following a huge shortage that drove up onion prices to levels above Rs100 a kg.
Onion production is expected to be 24.45 million tonne, up 7.17 per cent, compared to 22.82 million tonnes in 2018-19.
Potato production is expected to be 51.94 million tonnes, up 3.49 per cent,  compared to 50.19 million tonnes in 2018-19.
Tomato production is expected to be 19.33 million tonnes, up 1.68 per cent, compared to 19.01 million tonnes in 2018-19.
Total horticulture production in the country stood at 310.74 million tonnes in 2018-19, as per final estimates released by the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare. This is marginally higher than the horticulture production in 2017-18. 
Production of fruits, flowers, spices and honey recorded year-on-year increase while the production of vegetables, aromatic and medicinal plants and plantation crops, declined as per the estimates.
Fruit production in the country is estimated to be around 97.97 million tonnes, compared to 96.45 million tonnes in 2017-18.
Vegetable production is estimated to be around 183.17 million tonnes, which is lower than the production of 2017-18.
Onion production is estimated to be around 22.82 million tonnes, which is lower than the production of 2017-18.
Potato production is estimated to be around 50.19 million tonnes, which is lower than the production of 2017-18.
Tomato production is estimated to be around 19.01 million tonnes, which is lower than the production of 2017-18.