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Horticulture output touches 306mn tonnes, overtakes field crop production: ICAR data.
Jan 24, 2019

India is growing more fruits and vegetables than field crops like paddy and wheat,indicating that more farmers are taking to horticulture, shows data compiled by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR). 
On the sidelines of the three-day National Horticulture Fair 2019, being held at Hesaraghatta on the city’s outskirts, Anand Kumar Singh, deputy director general (horticulture science), ICAR, said in September 2017, horticulture crop production in India touched 306 million tonnes, more than the field crop output of 285 million tonnes. This is for the first time that such a shift has been witnessed, he added.