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Field spice crop prospects look bright this season

  Good monsoon and increased acreage, supported by favourable temperature problems, have brightened crop prospective clients for vital discipline spices – grown on the discipline and not on the crops – together with cumin seed (jeera) and coriander seeds (dhana), among the others. The Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) on Sunday released its crop […]

 

Good monsoon and increased acreage, supported by favourable temperature problems, have brightened crop prospective clients for vital discipline spices – grown on the discipline and not on the crops – together with cumin seed (jeera) and coriander seeds (dhana), among the others.

The Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) on Sunday released its crop estimate for jeera with 29 per cent bounce in crop sizing from previous yr, from four,16,600 tonnes in 2019 to five,35,five hundred tonnes this yr.

Larger acreage

The complete spot underneath jeera has increased by about twenty five per cent at 10,twenty five,600 hectares. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the two jeera increasing States, in which the acreage has viewed 40 per cent and 16 per cent bounce from previous yr, respectively, to four,39,830 hectares and five,eighty five,770 hectares. The total generate is estimated to be in the range of 522 kg per hectare with a marginal increase of 3 per cent in excess of previous yr.

 

 

“After a great monsoon, favourable temperature problems have supported the crop. Having said that, there are some problem for the subsequent two-3 weeks as most of the crop is nevertheless standing in the fields and any climatic disturbance at this stage may perhaps adversely have an affect on the crop,” said Ashwin Nayak, previous chairman, Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS), after the industry fulfill in Udaipur on Sunday.

The industry is anxious about the value outlook amid the international coronavirus scare and increased crop estimates. China and Europe are the significant destinations for jeera exports. With uncertainty in excess of exports and increased output estimates, charges are likely to get a hammering equally in location as well as futures. The location charges have presently fallen to ₹13,903.55 a quintal, which is ₹600-700 tumble inside a thirty day period. Jeera futures for March deal on NCDEX was also down at ₹13,605.

Coriander seed is also likely to see a sharp 55 per cent bounce in the total output supported by a steep 275-per cent surge in acreage in Gujarat at one,fourteen,320 hectares this yr as against thirty,five hundred hectares previous yr. The crop sizing in Gujarat is envisioned to be increased by 293 per cent to one,fifty two,770 tonnes for the yr.

Even though Madhya Pradesh is established to see a modest increase in the output with twenty five per cent bounce, Rajasthan will see a tumble of about 8 per cent in the output in excess of previous yr. Larger crop prospective clients has also brought down coriander seed futures on NCDEX which fell from ₹7,548 per quintal in January 2020 to ₹5,835 for the April deal.

The other significant discipline spices crops, fennel seed and fenugreek, FISS has estimated an increase in output by 19 per cent and 32 per cent respectively. Fennel seed crop is estimated at 89,970 tonnes, although fenugreek output is projected at one,sixty five,810 tonnes for 2020.