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Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Farming of Foreign Fruits Posted On: 26 JUL 2022 7:39PM by PIB Delhi Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture &
Farmers Welfare

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Farming of Foreign Fruits

Posted On: 26 JUL 2022 7:39PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme for the holistic development of horticulture in the country. All States/UTs are covered under MIDH. Assistance is provided under MIDH, for promotion of exotic/foreign fruits like Dragon fruit, Kiwi, Passion fruit etc. in the country. State/UT wise details of area and production for major exotic/foreign fruits is as follows:

                                               Area in ‘000 ha

                                                                                             Production in ‘000 MT

Sl. No.

STATES/UTs

Area*

Production*

1

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

3.37

7.43

2

CHHATISGARH

0.78

7.61

3

HARYANA

0.17

3.08

4

HIMACHAL PRADESH

10.23

2.53

5

JAMMU & KASHMIR

0.55

2.94

6

JHARKHAND

0.05

0.08

7

KARNATAKA

5.00

26.00

8

KERALA

18.50

140.89

9

MADHYA PRADESH

1134.58

12875.28

10

MAHARASHTRA

1120.64

11638.28

11

MANIPUR

4.02

40.74

12

MEGHALAYA

0.12

1.04

13

MIZORAM

3.63

4.53

14

NAGALAND

6.49

17.05

15

SIKKIM

315.96

396.21

16

TAMIL NADU

74.18

519.12

17

TELANGANA

125.50

1625.31

TOTAL

2823.76

27308.13

* as per 2021-22 (2nd Advance Estimates)

Under MIDH assistance is provided for setting up new hi-tech nurseries, small nurseries, Tissue Culture (TC) units and upgradation of existing TC units, for production and distribution of good quality seeds and planting material of fruit crops including exotic/foreign fruit. Assistance is also provided for meeting the expenditure on planting material and cost of material for drip irrigation, trellies and INM/IPM etc. for area expansion of exotic/foreign fruits.  

State-wise details of the assistance provided by the Government under MIDH scheme including production of planting material and area expansion of exotic/foreign fruits during the last three years is as follows:

                                                                                                                          Rs. in Crore

S. No.

Name of the State/UT

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

1

Andhra Pradesh

79.38

95.00

50.00

2

Arunachal Pradesh

12.50

8.00

4.40

3

Assam

79.16

45.00

27.00

4

Bihar

15.15

15.87

9.60

5

Chhattisgarh

68.44

85.00

63.00

6

Goa

1.50

0.00

0.60

7

Gujarat

63.50

30.00

87.18

8

Haryana

64.91

89.32

46.00

9

Himachal Pradesh

23.15

20.00

11.00

10

Jammu & Kashmir

64.99

72.18

67.75

11

Jharkhand

10.00

10.00

0.00

12

Karnataka

107.40

113.66

54.00

13

Kerala

10.00

10.00

28.00

14

Madhya Pradesh

25.99

27.00

0.00

15

Maharashtra

82.35

63.50

18.63

16

Manipur

26.50

25.30

10.94

17

Meghalaya

9.10

7.25

8.60

18

Mizoram

22.58

40.00

6.75

19

Nagaland

23.60

26.00

11.70

20

Orissa

49.00

11.00

11.00

21

Punjab

10.00

22.50

8.22

22

Rajasthan

25.00

30.00

10.00

23

Sikkim

22.84

19.85

10.93

24

Tamil Nadu

93.02

114.73

75.00

25

Telangana

0.00

16.15

0.00

26

Tripura

20.00

10.00

9.00

27

Uttar Pradesh

62.35

64.16

32.00

28

Uttarakhand

22.32

45.00

22.00

29

West Bengal

8.06

10.00

0.00

30

A & N Islands

1.00

0.30

0.52

31

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

0.25

0.00

0.00

32

Daman & Diu

0.00

0.00

0.00

33

Delhi

0.25

0.00

0.00

34

Lakshadweep

0.00

0.00

0.00

35

Puducherry

1.50

1.40

0.00

36

Ladakh

0.00

15.00

25.82

Total

1105.79

1143.17

709.64

Apart from MIDH scheme, exotic/foreign fruits are also being promoted through Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana on specific project submitted by State Governments.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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