HORTICULTURE IN MEGHALAYA AT A GLANCE

► Geographical area 22,429 lakh ha.

► Total Cropped area 3.428 lakh ha.

► Net sown area 2.85 lakh ha.

► Total horticulture area during 2014-15 : 1.389 lakh ha.

► Forest cover 9.462 lakh ha.

► Average rainfall -1325 mm.

► Land available for Horticulture- 5.55 lakh Ha.

► Farm families : 1,99,380 (Agri. census 2005-06) (Avg. land holding : below 2.0 ha.)

Area under Horticulture crops:

• Plantation crop - 34846 Ha.

• Tuber Crop - 28926 Ha

• Fruits - 36368 Ha

• Vegetables - 18498 Ha

• Spices - 20342 Ha