Overall, the average rainfall received in Andhra Pradesh from 01.06.2022 to 21.09.2022 is recorded as 544.9 mm as against the Normal as on date of 519.4 mm showing by Normal 4.9%.
As per Andhra Pradesh agricultural department, as on 21st September 2022 Red Chilli sowing activity completed around 153,270 hectares as compared to last year same period 119,353 hectares, up by 28.42%. Due to good rainfall and higher prices compared to last year farmers are showing more interest in the Red Chilli crop and some new areas also come up this year.
During the current season, as of now highest sowing took place in Palnadu district, it is 37,383 hectares. In Kurnool district, sowing reported up by 39.15% as compared to previous season. This season it is 25,813 hectares, however last season it was 18,550 hectares.
However, in Guntur producing region it is down by 75.05% as compared to previous season, this season as on date it is 13,592 hectares and last season during the same period it was 54,469 hectares.