Karnataka April 2024


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Karnataka is known across the world for growing high-coloured dry chillies. Major areas are Hubli, Bellary, and Raichur. Varieties are Byadgi / KDL, Dabbi, Syngenta 5531, Syngenta 2043, and others. Tungabhadra and Almatti Reservoir are the main irrigation water suppliers for Karnataka area Dry Chillies.


Area Sowing period Harvest period
Hubli June – July November – March
Bellary July – August January – April
Raichur July – September February – May


Karnataka area Rainfall in 2023-24.


Karnataka Reservoir in 2023-24.

Date of water released

Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Tungabhadra 1st August 25th July 13th July 1st August
Almatti 23rd July 24th June 12th July 26th July


Total water released from June to December 15th in cusecs 

Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Tungabhadra 24 lakhs 31 lakhs 60 lakhs 12 lakhs
Almatti 59 lakhs 69 lakhs 68 lakhs 22 lakhs


Total water storage available on December 15th

Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Tungabhadra 79% 96% 88% 12%
Almatti 96% 86% 98% 59%


Karnataka Market arrivals in April 2024.

Total Karnataka Market arrivals from Decmeber to April.

April 2024 Sumarized


Opportunity for IPM Byadgi Chilli:

The Hubli area is known for growing Byadgi chilli in a traditional organic way. This chilli always gets premium pricing due to lower yield but of higher quality. But this year due to over flooding from irrigated areas, this chilli was trading at very low prices, this has made farmers move their produce to cold storages.

So if any Spices company is looking for IPM chillies they should use this opportunity for its Europe and USA markets. We are learning and working for creating a transparent supply chain for win-win solution to both farmers and buyers, you can connect us at BasuHampali@gmail.com 


www.SpiceExtra.in – History and Way ahead!


Shri. Nagappa ji Hampali founded “Hampali Traders” in 1968, a trading firm dedicated to Dry Chilli in Hubli, Karnataka. After starting on a humble note, he began scaling the business and is now respected and looked up to in this Industry and is known for his hard work, honesty, and dedication.

By late 2017, when businesses were digitally transforming, we noticed that no digital information related to dry chillies, arrivals, crop areas, and assaying were available. This troubling factor led us to work towards digitising this area from scratch.

Associating and partnering in R&D with renowned personalities from Agronomy,Software Engineering, Weather Experts, Government Agencies, Media Houses, and others paved the way for incubating the “SpiceExtra” platform in 2022.

Way Ahead: 

SpiceExtra has built a trust with Indian Dry Chilli Industry, it has shown the possibility of community approach for the prosperity of the ecosystem. We will use this trust and work towards building a collaboration model between Farmer’s, Spice and Oleoresin companies, Scientist, Seed / Fertilizer companies, Govt agencies and Startups to take Indian Dry Chillies to even greater heights on the global stage.


SpiceExtra is a platform for Research and Development(R&D) initiatives in Dry Chilli. It will focus on Digitizing – Price and Arrivals, Crop survey, Assaying and Branding. Check us at www.SpiceExtra.in

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