Deesa/Ahmedabad. Farmers of Deesa in Banaskantha district cultivate groundnut in monsoon and summer. This year groundnut was cultivated in 9,308 hectares in Deesa area and 22,000 hectares in the district. New influx of groundnut crop has started in Deesa Mandi from two days. Farmers are happy with the increase in price of two hundred rupees per mound.
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The influx of summer groundnut crop has started in Deesa Marketyard from Monday. Five thousand sacks of groundnut have arrived in the market in two days. At present, the average price of groundnut in Deesa Mandi ranges from Rs 1050 to Rs 1251 per mound (20 kg).
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In December last year, 10 thousand hectares were sown, while last year groundnut prices were between 800 and 1000. Sowing was done in 9,308 hectares of land in this year. In Banaskantha district, 9308 hectares in Deesa tehsil, 4771 hectares in Vadgam, 3805 hectares in Palanpur, 3096 hectares in Dantiwada, 552 hectares in Amirgarh, 379 hectares in Data, 145 hectares in Lakhni, 91 hectares in Deodar, 68 hectares in Kankrej, Dhanera 49 hectares in India, 17 hectares in Bhabhar.
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