Agriculture Current Affairs

❖ Total livestock population n India- 512.05 million
❖ Share of world livestock population in India – 15%
❖ India’s position in Livestock population- First (Largest Livestock Population)
❖ First livestock census (once 5years) conducted in India in the year- 1919-20
❖ India’s three largest states with highest livestock population are – Uttar Pradesh
> Rajasthan > Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana)
❖ Egg production of the country for the year 2016-17 was- 88.03 billion (agriculture exams library)
❖ *Total milk production in the year 2016-17 was- 165 mt
❖ ***India’s share in World Milk production- 17%
❖ India’s rank in world Milk production- First
❖ Per capita availability of eggs per person/annum- 69
❖ Contribution of Livestock to Agricultural GDP is- 25.8%
❖ Contribution of Livestock to Overall GDP is- 4.5%

➢ Area Under Horticulture Crops, 2017-18 was – 25.43 Mha
➢ Production of Horticulture crops, 2017-18 was- 311.7 MT
➢ Productivity of Horticulture crops, 2017-18 was- 12.10 tonnes/ha
➢ India’s share in world production of Fruits is- 13%
➢ India’s share in world production of Vegetables- 10.7%
➢ Percentage of Gross Cultivated Area Utilized by Horticulture is- 16%
➢ Contribution of Horticulture to Gross Value Addition (GVA)/GDP of Agriculture is- 38%
➢ Contribution of horticulture to Agriculture GVA/GDP is- 38%
➢ Total Fruit production in India – 97.35 Mt
➢ *Total Vegetable production in India- 184.3 Mt
➢ Estimated Horticulture production for 2018-19 was- 314.6 MT

➢ India’s rank in terms of Production of Fruits and Vegetables- Second (First Brazil)
➢ Leading producer of Fruits in India- Andhra Pradesh (Ranks First)
➢ Leading producer of Vegetables in India- West Bengal (Ranks First)
➢ The fruit crop with highest production in India- Banana
➢ The fruit crop with highest area under cultivation- Mango
➢ The vegetable crop with highest area and production is- Potato(agriculture exams library)
➢ The state with production of fruits and Vegetables is- Uttar Pradesh
➢ Largest producer of Kiwi fruit in India- Manipur
➢ Largest producer producer of Lychee and Mesta in India- Bihar

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