July 22, 2024


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Tur acreage goes up by 12% in Karnataka

The region under tur (arhar or pigeon pea), the major kharif pulses crop, has enhanced by 12 for every cent in Karnataka, assisting in offsetting the decrease in Maharashtra. As of mid July, tur has been planted on 10.03 lakh hectares (lh) in Karnataka towards 8.ninety seven lh in the similar interval final year. In Maharashtra, one more main making State, tur acreage is marginally reduced at 10.85 lh in comparison with eleven.02 lh in the year-in the past interval.

The coverage in other States this sort of as Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh has enhanced, pushing up the over-all acreage marginally to 32.79 lh in comparison with 32.20 lh in the year-in the past interval. Tur has been planted in Telangana on three.08 lh (two.82 lh till July fifteen final year), Madhya Pradesh on three.01 lh (two.sixty five lh), Gujarat on 1.31 lh (.87 lh) and Uttar Pradesh on 1.99 lh (1.ninety two lh).

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So considerably, between kharif pulses, only tur has witnessed a marginal progress in region in comparison to moong and urad (black matpe), whose acreage is reduced than final year. Deficit rains in States this sort of as Rajasthan, elements of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra have afflicted kharif pulses acreage, although rainfall has picked up in some locations this week. Trade resources claimed a clearer image on the pulses acreages will arise by early August.

Excessive rainfall

Meanwhile, extra rainfall in Karnataka’s major tur rising area of Kalaburagi and bordering districts this sort of as Bidar and Yadgir is threatening to impact the crop, triggering issues between growers.

According to Karnataka Natural Catastrophe Checking Centre, Kalaburgi district has obtained extra rains in the course of July. Rainfall is 132 for every cent more than typical so considerably this month. Versus typical rainfall of 80 mm, Kalaburagi district has obtained 185 mm rainfall. For the duration of the current monsoon year, Kalaburagi has obtained sixty nine for every cent more rainfall. Equally, the neighbouring district of Bidar has obtained fifty seven for every cent more rainfall, when Yadgir has obtained fifty three for every cent extra precipitation in July.

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“Excess rains in new weeks has activated flooding in quite a few elements, submerging the standing crop. We feel that about 8-10 for every cent of the cropped region has been afflicted in these districts and the govt need to assess the hurt rapidly to compensate the growers,” claimed Basavaraj Ingin, President, Karnataka Pradesh Crimson Gram Growers Association.

Sources in Karnataka Agriculture Division, based mostly on preliminary survey, estimate that about three,000 hectares of tur crop, generally in the reduced-lying areas of Kalaburagi district, would have been impacted by the current damp spell. If the rainfall proceeds, then there could be more hurt. Tur has been planted on some 91 for every cent of the targetted 7.five lh in the district, resources claimed.