The productivity of groundnut is expected to be higher due to availability of groundwater in north Gujarat and parts of Saurashtra region as result of prolonged monsoon this year, says Samir Shah, president of Gujarat State Edible Oils and Oil Seeds Association.
Sowing of pulses has gone up from 40,800 hectare to 76,600 hectare in the state.
With increased sowing areas and favourable weather conditions, Gujarat is all set to witness bumper summer crops of groundnut and sesame (til). Farmers in Gujarat got good prices of their groundnut yield during the last season as well as this kharif season. Sowing of groundnut in the state has gone up by more than 26% to nearly 60,000 hactare compared to last three years average of 46,800 hectare as per the data of the states agriculture department.