SAI : 2016SCIA6DFEXXXX, SCIAID : 20166DFE , e-ISJN- A4372-3068
Trends and Growth in Area, Production and Productivity of Apples in India from 2001-02 to 2017-18
Hilal Ahmad Bhat
India produces all deciduous fruits including pome fruits (apple and pear) and stone fruits (peach, plum, apricot and cherry) in considerable quantity. In India apple is mostly grown in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. During the last decade, India has observer an increasing trend in the area, production and productivity of crops in the horticulture sector. Apple production plays an imperative role in humanizing the standard of living, per capita income and employment generation. Over the last decade, the area under horticulture sector grew by about 2.7% per annum and annual production increased by 7.0%. During 2010-11, the production of horticultural crops was about 240.531 million tons from an area of 21.825 million hectares (ha). The income per acre in apple cultivation is much higher than any other horticulture crops, if it is done in a very systematic way. Apple cultivation is highly gainful economic activity. It is farm-based, labor intensive and commercially attractive economic activity. The present paper has tried to analyze the trends and growth in the area, production and Productivity of apples in the horticulture Sector of India from the year 2001-02 to 2017-18. It has also visualize on finding out the annual compound growth rates (ACGR), average and, annual growth rate of area, production and Productivity of apples in India for a period of seventeen years i.e. from the year 2001-02 to the year 2017-18.
Deciduous, Apple, Trend, Area, Production, Productivity, ACGR.