Published on: Sep 15 2022, 12:36
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.