There is a sudden spurt in the costs of chillies in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Reviews say that a quintal of the spice is staying bought at ₹17,four hundred, which is just about double than what it was five-6 months ago.
Because the harvest period is months away, the sudden spurt in costs is attributed to the gradual opening up of provide chain sector following a extended lockdown shut markets for months.
“There has been a pent-up demand as the markets were being closed for months throughout the lockdown interval. Export channels as well are opening up following staying shut down for months,” M Ramesh, a farmer from Khammam, advised BusinessLine.
Shift from cotton
The farmers are in the process of sowing the seedlings for the recent kharif period. A fantastic quantity of farmers are sourcing the seedlings from nurseries at ₹2-three a piece. “Some cotton farmers, as well, are