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Banana production crosses 30 mn tn

Posted on Mar 20, 10:36AM | IBNS

New Delhi, Mar 19 : The production of banana during the year 2012-13 is 30.28 million tonnes as against 28.46 million tonnes last year (2011-12).

"In 2009-10 and 2010-11 the production of banana was 26.47 million tonnes and 29.78 million tonnes respectively," said Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu is the top banana producing state producing 8016.35 thousand tonnes, followed by Maharashtra 4100.00 thousand tonnes and Gujarat 4047.77 thousand tonnes, said the minister.