Karnataka December 2023


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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 November 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 21 lakhs


Total water storage available on December 1st

Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Tungabhadra 79% 96% 88% 13%
Almatti 96% 86% 98% 54%


Karnataka Market arrivals in December 2023.

December 2023 Summarized

December SpiceExtra Updates:

SpiceExtra.in Dry Chilli Business Intelligence Software “Hukum” is now integrated with Reservoir(Dam) Data from this year.

Reservoir(Dam) Data analysis can answer some major questions like 

– When the harvest will start? Based on when water was released.

– How much will be yield? Based on the quantity of water released.

– How many pickings we can get? Based on Reservoir storage.

– How long we will get yield? Based on Reservoir storage.

– How will be quality? Based on the interval of water release.


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