As per the 2nd advance estimates for 2022-23, the total horticulture production is estimated to be 351.92 million Tonne, surpassing the total foodgrain production of 329.69 Million Tonne during the year. At present, India is the second largest producer of vegetables and fruits in the world. Country ranks first in the production of number of crops like Banana, Lime & Lemon, Papaya, Okra. The Horticulture production in the country has been steadily increasing over the years due to the proactive policies and initiatives of the Government of India and the State Governments and the improved crop production technologies and management practices. This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Arjun Munda on 12 December in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
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