Gandhinagar, 6 April 2021
In Gujarat, dried chillies have become the best source of income for the last 3 years. Chilli farmers with large farms have become millionaires. Therefore, farmers are preparing for 25 percent increase in chilli cultivation during this 2021 monsoon.
Chilli was planted in 22 thousand hectares in 2020. Farmers are showing the possibility of planting on 25 to 28 thousand hectares in 2021.
In Gondal, chillies were sold to farmers from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.25 lakh per bigha. With good prices, planting will increase and prices will decrease. Compared to farmers in other states of India, farmers in Gujarat lag behind in achieving production in hectares.
The average productivity of India is 2400 kg. Farmers in Gujarat produce 1900–2000 kg per hectare. Thus, despite the loss of 500 kg per hectare to the farmers of Gujarat, the farmers have become rich by earning well over 3 years.
Chillies in India
Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of chilli in India at 26%. There are 15% in Maharashtra, 11% in Karnataka, 11% in Orissa, 7% in Madhya Pradesh, 2% in Gujarat and 20% in other states.
Gujarat farmers in the world
The largest Chinese farmer in the world produces 6820 kg of chilli per hectare, Pakistani farmers produce more chilli than Gujarat. Farmers in Andhra Pradesh produced 4580 kg of chilli per hectare as of 2017.
Thus, the farmers of Gujarat are far behind in the world and in India. Scientists of 4 agricultural universities have completely failed to provide good seeds to the farmers of Gujarat. If the farmers of Gujarat want to be saved in front of the farmers of the country, then they should bring and grow seeds from Andhra Pradesh.
The best productivity of Gondal farmers
Gondal farmers of Rajkot topped productivity with national average. Produces 2380 kg per hectare. Because the native chillies of Gondal have been given tincture. Gondals now cook hybrid chilies. Therefore, Gujarat ranks first in achieving productivity.
Amreli ranks second in chilli production. Where 2250 kg of chilli is produced by farmers per hectare. Kadi-Kalol ranks third in chilli productivity. Whose pepper goes all over the country.
Around 50,000 farmers in Gujarat produce chillies worth 200–300 crore rupees per year. In which thousands of farmers have earned good money.
However, the total production is much higher than the green chillies used in vegetables. Farmers have to work hard for 5 months for dried chillies. 20 kg of dried chili makes 3 kg of red chili. Which is powdered and sold by industrialists.
New seeds are behind increasing productivity in Gondal. In which silkworm, Rewa, Shania, 220, 035, 735 varieties are cultivated. The APMC market here handles 2500 heavy deals daily. Which is run by traders from Gujarat and outside Gujarat. Gondal pepper accounts for 9% of the total production of Gujarat.
2500 are sold daily. A total of 1100–1200 tons of chillies are harvested in Gondal. Traders from outside Gujarat come. Instead of making pure chili powder, they mix and trade Dindala and Pan in it. In Gujarat, when the chicken pox virus is found in chilli, farmers sprinkle it indiscriminately. Therefore the sample fails to export.
Gondal produces 42507 quintal silk belt and 10208 quintal slurry. Now Kashmiri chilli is being grown. In 2021, Kashmiri chilli had a good income. (Translated from Gujarati)
|GUJARAT, CHILLI PRODUCTION , TONE, HEACTOR|
|Source – Department of Agriculture, Government of Gujarat|
|Agriculture department officials did not go to the farm and conduct the survey|
|Andhra Pradesh||વર્ષ 2017||131300||602000||4580|
|Madhya Pradesh||વર્ષ 2017||54400||93600||1720|