Sumary of Toor output set to shrink as excess rains hit crop in major States:
- India’s toor crop for 2021-22 season is set to shrink as excess monsoon and post-monsoon rains in the key growing regions of Karnataka, a major producer, have damaged the crop by over a fifth.
- In Karnataka, toor has been completely impacted in about 2.91 lakh hectares (lh) of the planted area of 14.55 lh, due to the excess rains throughout the crop cycle season from July this year in major growing districts of Kalaburgi and Bidar, official sources said.
- ‘Very bad situation’“It is a washout for toor growers this year,” said Basavaraj Ingin, President of Karnataka Pradesh RedGram Growers Association in Kalaburgi.
- We may not be in a position to harvest anything and it is an unbearable loss to the farmers,” he addedOfficial sources said Karnataka farmers had planted more area under toor than the targeted area of 14.3 lh and the crop has also been impacted by 33 per cent to 55 per cent in districts such as Bagalkot, Koppal and Chikkaballapur, among others.
- Overall yields are seen shrinking and the lower anticipated output in Karnataka could pull down the country’s overall production.
- Maharasthra with 13.23 lh and Madhya Pradesh with 4.25 lh were among the top three states in acreage.
- Climate change impactSantosh Langar, a pulses miller and trader in Kalaburgi said the crop loss could be as high as 40 per cent in Karnataka this year.