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Tur acreage goes up by 12% in Karnataka

The location underneath tur (arhar or pigeon pea), the primary kharif pulses crop, has elevated by 12 for each cent in Karnataka, helping in offsetting the decline in Maharashtra. As of mid July, tur has been planted on ten.03 lakh hectares (lh) in Karnataka against 8.97 lh in the identical interval last 12 months. In Maharashtra, one more key making Point out, tur acreage is marginally decrease at ten.eighty five lh when compared with eleven.02 lh in the 12 months-ago interval.

The protection in other States these types of as Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh has elevated, pushing up the total acreage marginally to 32.seventy nine lh when compared with 32.twenty lh in the 12 months-ago interval. Tur has been planted in Telangana on three.08 lh (two.82 lh till July fifteen last 12 months), Madhya Pradesh on three.01 lh (two.sixty five lh), Gujarat on one.31 lh (.87 lh) and Uttar Pradesh on one.ninety nine lh (one.ninety two lh).

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So considerably, between kharif pulses, only tur has witnessed a marginal growth in location when compared to moong and urad (black matpe), whose acreage is decrease than last 12 months. Deficit rains in States these types of as Rajasthan, pieces of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra have afflicted kharif pulses acreage, even though rainfall has picked up in some regions this week. Trade resources mentioned a clearer photograph on the pulses acreages will arise by early August.

Excess rainfall

Meanwhile, excessive rainfall in Karnataka’s primary tur escalating area of Kalaburagi and bordering districts these types of as Bidar and Yadgir is threatening to have an effect on the crop, triggering worries between growers.

In accordance to Karnataka Pure Catastrophe Checking Centre, Kalaburgi district has been given excessive rains through July. Rainfall is 132 for each cent additional than normal so considerably this month. Versus normal rainfall of 80 mm, Kalaburagi district has been given 185 mm rainfall. Through the recent monsoon season, Kalaburagi has been given sixty nine for each cent additional rainfall. In the same way, the neighbouring district of Bidar has been given fifty seven for each cent additional rainfall, even though Yadgir has been given 53 for each cent excessive precipitation in July.

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“Excess rains in modern months has brought on flooding in quite a few pieces, submerging the standing crop. We believe that that about 8-ten for each cent of the cropped location has been afflicted in these districts and the govt should evaluate the problems promptly to compensate the growers,” mentioned Basavaraj Ingin, President, Karnataka Pradesh Crimson Gram Growers Association.

Sources in Karnataka Agriculture Section, based on preliminary study, estimate that about three,000 hectares of tur crop, mostly in the very low-lying spots of Kalaburagi district, would have been impacted by the recent moist spell. If the rainfall continues, then there could be additional problems. Tur has been planted on some 91 for each cent of the targetted 7.5 lh in the district, resources mentioned.