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Field spice crop prospects look bright this season


Great monsoon and higher acreage, supported by favourable climate situations, have brightened crop prospects for crucial area spices – grown on the area and not on the crops – together with cumin seed (jeera) and coriander seeds (dhana), amongst other folks.

The Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS) on Sunday released its crop estimate for jeera with 29 for every cent soar in crop dimension from very last calendar year, from 4,sixteen,600 tonnes in 2019 to 5,35,five hundred tonnes this calendar year.

Larger acreage

The full spot below jeera has improved by about 25 for every cent at 10,25,600 hectares. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the two jeera rising States, where the acreage has observed forty for every cent and sixteen for every cent soar from very last calendar year, respectively, to 4,39,830 hectares and 5,85,770 hectares. The in general generate is approximated to be in the range of 522 kg for every hectare with a marginal boost of three for every cent above very last calendar year.



“After a great monsoon, favourable climate situations have supported the crop. Even so, there are some problem for the subsequent 2-three weeks as most of the crop is still standing in the fields and any climatic disturbance at this phase may perhaps adversely have an impact on the crop,” explained Ashwin Nayak, previous chairman, Federation of Indian Spice Stakeholders (FISS), following the marketplace meet up with in Udaipur on Sunday.

The marketplace is involved about the price outlook amid the world coronavirus scare and improved crop estimates. China and Europe are the significant destinations for jeera exports. With uncertainty above exports and improved output estimates, rates are very likely to get a hammering each in place as effectively as futures. The place rates have previously fallen to ₹13,903.55 a quintal, which is ₹600-seven hundred slide in a thirty day period. Jeera futures for March contract on NCDEX was also down at ₹13,605.

Coriander seed is also very likely to see a sharp 55 for every cent soar in the in general output supported by a steep 275-for every cent surge in acreage in Gujarat at one,fourteen,320 hectares this calendar year as versus 30,five hundred hectares very last calendar year. The crop dimension in Gujarat is envisioned to be higher by 293 for every cent to one,52,770 tonnes for the calendar year.

Whilst Madhya Pradesh is established to see a modest increase in the output with 25 for every cent soar, Rajasthan will see a slide of about eight for every cent in the output above very last calendar year. Larger crop prospects has also brought down coriander seed futures on NCDEX which fell from ₹7,548 for every quintal in January 2020 to ₹5,835 for the April contract.

The other significant area spices crops, fennel seed and fenugreek, FISS has approximated an boost in output by 19 for every cent and 32 for every cent respectively. Fennel seed crop is approximated at 89,970 tonnes, though fenugreek output is projected at one,65,810 tonnes for 2020.