India: Untimely rains in India: Potato area down by 35 percent
In the state of Haryana, the area under potato cultivation has decreased by almost 35 percent due to untimely rain in October.
The potato is normally grown on nearly 2,700 hectares in the district. On the other hand, the area under cauliflower cultivation has also decreased by almost 50 percent.
As per information, the area under potato cultivation has decreased from nearly 2,700 hectares to nearly 1,755 hectares, while the area under cauliflower has decreased from nearly 240 hectares to 120 hectares.
District Horticulture Officer Hawa Singh: “The data of about 1,500 potato farmers is being uploaded under the Bhawantar Bharpai scheme. During this process, it has come to notice that the area under potato crop has decreased by almost 35 per cent in Ambala.”
According to an article on tribuneindia.com¸ the area under cauliflower cultivation has also reduced to 120 hectares. The untimely rain had badly affected the vegetable fields and damaged nearly 80 per cent of the seedlings,” he added.