Mango production likely to jump 4.24% in 2020-21

Mango production in the country is estimated to increase 4.24 per cent to 21.12 million tonnes in the crop year 2020-21 ending June, the latest data from the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The output of mango, the ‘king of fruits’, stood at 20.26 million tonne during the 2019-20 crop year (July-June). The arrival of mangoes from southern and western India has started, while the season in the northern states like Uttar Pradesh will begin from mid-June onwards. However, production of other summer fruits — muskmelon and watermelon — is estimated to be slightly lower than the previous year, as per the Total production of horticultural crops is estimated to increase to 326.57 in the 2020-21 crop year from 320.76 million tonne last year, the data added.

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