Farmers have considerably prolonged the world beneath cultivation of the mustard crop within the district, owing to excessive mustard crop costs within the earlier yr.
Farmers have considerably prolonged the world beneath cultivation of the mustard crop within the district, owing to excessive mustard crop costs within the earlier yr. Mustard is being produced on over 3,000 hectares (7,500 acres) of land right now; beforehand, the oilseed was solely grown on a small portion of the district’s acreage.
During the present season, the mustard harvest has additionally fetched a good worth, which is projected to entice farmers to the money crop much more. In the native market, mustard was bought for Rs 5,600 to Rs 6,250 per quintal this yr.
Farmers imagine that if mustard costs stay excessive sooner or later, it’d turn into a viable different to wheat.
According to district agriculture officers, the district’s per-acre mustard output has declined barely to six.5 quintal from nearly 7 quintal final yr.
The cultivation of mustard for private use has additionally expanded within the area, since households have needed to spend exorbitant quantities for getting mustard oil.
The worth of mustard oil had risen dramatically within the earlier yr, from Rs 80 per litre to Rs 200 per litre. “Most farmers had seeded mustard for personal consumption, even if they hadn’t produced it for commerce,” an agriculture official mentioned.
Facts To Remember
Previously, mustard was solely farmed on a small scale within the district, however now it’s planted on over 3,000 hectares (7,500 acres) of land.
The mustard crop has additionally fetched a good worth throughout the present season, which is projected to encourage farmers to the money crop much more.
This yr’s mustard is being bought within the native marketplace for between Rs 5,600 and Rs 6,250 per quintal.
The worth of mustard oil had risen dramatically within the earlier yr, from Rs 80 per litre to Rs 200 per litre.
First revealed on: 29 Apr 2022, 09:55 IST
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