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Andhra Pradesh red chilli sowing update

Overall, the average rainfall received in Andhra Pradesh from 01.06.2022 to 14.09.2022 is recorded as 528.8 mm as against the Normal as on date of 484.6 mm showing by Normal 9.1%.
 
As per Andhra Pradesh agricultural department, as on 14th September 2022 Red Chilli sowing activity completed around 126,698 hectares as compared to last year same period 104,507 hectares, up by 21.23%. Due to good rainfall and higher prices compared to last year farmers are showing more interest for Red Chilli crop and some new areas also come up current year. 
 
Earlier farmers had sowed very less areas due to fear of virus infection (last year mostly crop damaged) but now standing crop quality looks healthy so they are interested in sowing in the rest of the areas also. So, Red Chilli sowing area is likely to increase considerably under prevailing weather conditions and farmers' interest.  
 
During the current season, as of now highest sowing took place in Palnadu district, it is 28,693 hectares. In Kurnool district, sowing reported up by 32.89% as compared to previous season. This season it is 24,164 hectares, however last season it was 18,184 hectares. . 
 
However, in Guntur producing region it is down by 78.65% as comapred to previous season, this season as on date it is 9,581 hectares and last season during the same period it was 44,869 hectares.