Sales KNOW AND MALTA for the season started in Abohar mandi of Punjab with farmers fetching better prices. The price for kinnow this year is Rs 13 / kg compared to Rs 8 per kg last year, while for usa it is Rs 31.50 per kg while last year it was Rs 22 kg.
The Horticulture area this year showed no significant increase as it was about 3.81 lakh hectares, almost the same as last year, of which an area under fruit was 0.9 lakh. ha.
Shailender Kaur, Director of Horticulture, said, “Last year, there was a crop bumper because it was about 13 lakh tonnes, while this year we are expecting no more than 9 lakh MT. . This is a model of crops that are bumper in the first year and production decreases next year. Since there is no crop insurance in horticultural-related crops, so the risk factor is high. In addition, there are no MSPs related to horticultural crops. “
Atinderpal Singh, president of the Kinnow Malta Ahrtiya Association of Punjab said, “Sales started on a good note, However, good quality kinnow comes only in December. This is the early variety that is usually used in juices mixed with mausmi. However, this year’s harvest will be lower than last year and so we are hoping for good prices. “
Meanwhile, while the pink bollworm has hit cotton crops, kinnow gardens located near cotton fields have so far not been affected, Singh informed.