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Govt. pegged Groundnut 2021-22 Kharif production below last year amid lower acreage amid erratic rainfall.

According to IMD Between 1st June and 22nd September, Rajkot district of Gujarat has received 29% Excess rainfall which accounts for more than 14% of total groundnut acreage of Gujarat, Junagarh has received 17% above normal rainfall, accounts for more than 11% of total groundnut acreage of the state, Devbhumi Dwarka has received 44% excess rainfall, accounts for more than 11% of total groundnut state acreage, Amreli  has received 6% above normal rainfall, accounts for more than 10% of total groundnut state acreage. Rajasthan has received 10% above average rainfall, which accounts for more than 16% of all India’s groundnut acreage. Karnataka has received 4% above normal rainfall, which accounts for more than 10% of the country’s groundnut acreage. Andhra Pradesh has received 16% above normal rainfall, which accounts for more than 13% of all India's acreage. Further, according to IMD, the all-India rainfall from 1st June to 15th September stood below normal at -5%. However, rainfall in the first fortnight of September remained above normal at +53%. August has been deficient by -24% so far, while in July it was -7% less than normal. In June it was +10% above normal.  Amid erratic rainfall, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has pegged 1st Advance Estimates of kharif groundnut production during 2021-22 at 82.54 lakh tons vs 85.56 lakh tons last year. India is the 2nd largest groundnut producer with 13.5% of total world groundnut production after China with 36%.