Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a growth in the quantity of land being utilized for fruit cultivation. According to an official report of the J&K government, the area under fruits crops has increased by 6,978 hectares. It increased from 334,719 hectares in 2020-21 to 341,697 hectares, recording a growth of 2.08 percent. The overall fruit production has increased by 395,000 tons during 2021-22; from 2,04 mln tons in 2020-21 to 2.43 mln tons, recording a growth of 19.39 percent.
The government is making an attempt to double the revenue of producers by implementing location-based innovative upgraded technologies and elevating growers to the top of the market for high-quality food. In J&K, particularly Kashmir valley, horticulture is an important contributor to SGDP with a share of about 9.5 percent.
The growth graph of the horticulture sector in J&K has shown a tremendous spike with 10,000 tons of production in 1950 to 2.5 mln tons of production in 2020.