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Less rain fall causes decline Onion production this year

August 27, 2011 Leave a comment

The onion production is expected to fall by almost 20-30% this year due to the lack if rainfall in the main producing regions of of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Reports suggest that India had manufactured more than 14-million tonnes of onions in the 2010-11 crop year (July-June). The Kharif sowing of onions has got delayed in these different Indian states due to lack of rain. It will be having an adverse fallout on the fresh onion crops arrival in the market.

In 1977, the National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF) had been established by cooperative Nafed for guiding the farmers, exporters and the other stakeholders, who are concerned on how to bring improvement in the productivity and also the quality of horticultural crops like onions, garlic and potatoes.The rain absent in major onion producing regions in Maharashtra like Nashik, Dhulia and Ahmednagar, Saurashtra in Gujarat and Dharwad and Hubli in Karnataka.