Vegetable snd Spices Supply: This year the production of several important spices, potato, tomato and both red and green chillies in the country is estimated to be lower in 2021-22 than in 2020-21. The second advance estimate of horticulture crop and area data shows that the production of fruits, vegetables and honey is expected to increase in general, while the production of spices, flowers, aromatic and medicinal plants and plantation crops decreased over the previous year. Will be.
Onion-potato, tomato production will remain low
According to the data, the production of onion is estimated to be 31.70 MT in 2020-21 as against 26.64 MT. Potato production is expected to be 53.58 MT as compared to 56.17 MT in 2020-21, while tomato production is expected to be 20.34 MT as compared to 21.18 MT in 2020-21.
Production of green chilli will be less
For green chillies, it is expected to be 4.2 MT this year as against 4.3 MT last year, while production of red chilli (dried) is expected to be 2 MT as against 1.8 MT last year.
will it affect people
On whether these estimates will have an impact on market prices, Rajendra Sharma, head of the Potato and Onion Traders Association, said, “These are the figures till March 2022 which the government is releasing now. People have consumed the produce till March. Whatever we have in the market now is for April, May and June, so it shouldn’t matter.” Rajendra Sharma is also the former President of Federation of Fruit and Vegetable Trade Associations of Delhi and he also said that the existing produce in the market will be in use till October, as the rainy months bring nothing more than any of these.
What will be the total production of fruits and vegetables
Overall, the production of fruits is estimated to be 107.10 MT as compared to 102.48 MT in 2020-21, while the production of vegetables is estimated to be 204.61 MT as compared to 200.45 MT in 2020-21.
less production of spices
Production of Ajwain, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Nutmeg and Black pepper in spices is estimated to be lower than last year. The agriculture department’s data shows that the production of all major plantation crops – arecanut, cashew and coconut – is also estimated to be lower as compared to the previous year.
Total horticulture production will increase
However, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the total horticulture production is estimated to be 341.63 million tonnes (MT) in 2021-22, which is an increase of about 7.03 MT or 2.10 per cent over the 2020-21 production.