Groundnut sowing gains momentum in Gujarat

This kharif time, Gujarat has witnessed a sharp surge in groundnut sowing. The sowing figures

This kharif time, Gujarat has witnessed a sharp surge in groundnut sowing. The sowing figures shared by the State’s agriculture division indicated that groundnut has been sown on above six.five lakh hectares so significantly as in opposition to 22,8000 hectares claimed in the exact time period previous 12 months.

“The sharp surge in groundnut sowing is mostly owing to improved availability of water and previous year’s interesting price ranges of the oilseed above other kharif crops,” informed an agriculture division official.

The data confirmed kharif groundnut sowing has been concluded on six,56,698 hectares until June fifteen, while it was 22,875 hectares on the exact day previous 12 months. The a few-12 months regular acreage for groundnut in the Point out is fifteen,40,078 hectares.

Saurashtra area has witnessed groundnut sowing on six,forty one,500 hectares for the time period, when North Gujarat has cultivated the oilseed on twelve,500 hectares so significantly.

Notably, reports indicate Rajasthan has also seen sharp surge in groundnut sowing at about six.7 lakh hectares so significantly, as in opposition to about 4,900 hectares claimed throughout the exact time period previous 12 months.

Other big kharif crops contain cotton, which has also seen a rise in sowing above previous 12 months but not as a great deal as groundnut. Cotton acreage was claimed to be six,05,690 hectares, as in opposition to one,sixty,914 hectares previous 12 months for the exact time period.

Gujarat has concluded whole sowing on 13,ninety four,202 hectares, which is about 16 per cent coverage of the whole kharif sowing of eighty four,ninety,070 hectares.

Ideal ahead of the monsoon showers, the farmers experienced rushed to get groundnut seeds indicating their anticipation of superior price ranges. This experienced pushed up the groundnut seed price ranges in the sector from ₹2,000 to ₹2,800 for a thirty kg pack.

Groundnut price ranges in the spot markets rose as high as ₹6,255 per quintal, as in opposition to the least assist value (MSP) of ₹5,090 per quintal for the time 2019-20. Nevertheless, for the latest 2020-21 time, the Centre has hiked the MSP to ₹5,275 per quintal, providing more assist to price ranges.

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