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Post at: May 02 2022

UP become India's Top Vegetable Producer

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  • After two year, Uttar Pradesh has reclaimed its status the leading producer of vegetables, relegating West Bengal to Second Place, though the difference between the two is now than a million tonnes.
  • Andhra Pradesh, on the other hand, continues to be the leading fruit producer.

Horticulture

  • Horticulture is a branch of agriculture relating to the cultivation of vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants.
  • Horticulture is a capital and labor intensive Agriculture.
  • India is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables.

Horticulture of Uttar Pradesh

  • The diverse climate of Uttar Pradesh is suitable for producing all kind of horticultural crops.
  • Uttar Pradesh holds a leading position in total production of horticultural crop in the country.
  • More than 92% of small holding farmers, horticultural crop are the main source of higher income, employment and nutrition per unit area.
  • Horticulture crops have an important contribution in the gross domestic production of the agricultural sector. 

Vegetable Production in Uttar Pradesh

  • Vegetable Production in Uttar Pradesh is expected to be 29.58 million tonnes (MT) in 2021-22 crop year (July - June) high from 29.16 mt the previous year
  • While west Bengal output is expected to drop to 28.23 for this year mt from 30.33 mt.
  • In 2018-19, the difference between Uttar Pradesh and west Bengal in vegetable output was roughly 0.7 million tonnes.
  • Madhya Pradesh with 20.59 mt., Bihar with 17.77mt and Maharashtra with 16.78 mt are the other leading Producer of vegetable this year.

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