Was going thru the attached Horticulture Hand book and found these interesting stats, tried to refer the page or the table from which the inference was made. This is not a research / analysis done for days, its just a quick 30 mins glance of the handbook and identified inferences.
Page 5/48 - India distribution of Horticulture Crops
Plantation Corp 6%
Page 6/48 - Tamilnadu is highest producers of Flowers (18%)
Page 6/48 - Andhra Pradesh leading Spice (20.7%)
Page 7/48 - Fresh Onions are the biggest exporters in last 4 years followed by Fresh Vegetables and many others like fresh mango, Mango Pulp are insignificant.
Page 6/48 - India is second to China not just in population but also in Fruit production and Vegetables production.
Tab 2.2(a) - Looks like 90% of the allocated Horticulture budget is being utilized (as per stats) with best being micro irrigation almost close to 98%
Tab 3.5 - trends of Percentage share in total Horticulture
Fruits dropped from 32% in 2008-2009 to 30.2% in 2012-2013
Vegetables marginal increase from 60.1% in 2008-2009 to 60.3% in 2012-2013
Tab 4.1(a) Best price for
Onion is in Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Potato is Nov, Dec
Tomato July, Oct, Nov
Top two Export of Mango goes to UAE, Bangladesh
Top two Export of Fresh Onion goes to Bangladesh, Malaysia
Top two Export of Flowers goes to USA, Germany
Fruits & Veges Seeds
Interestingly our Fruit productivity of 11.6 MT/ Ha is same as China
But signifacantly lower than USA, Indonesia, Brazil
Vegetables - we are almost at the lowest Productivity at 17.6, where USA has 32 and China has 23.4
handbook2014.pdf (2.1 MB)