Karnataka March 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 March 2024.

Total Karnataka Market arrivals from Decmeber to March.

March  2024 Sumarized

March SpiceExtra Updates:

For the past 5 years we have been making a yearly magazine for branding of Dry Chillies. This year we be  will doing magazine named “Colors of Byadgi Chilli” which will be launched on Independence day 15th August 2024

The aim of the magazine will be to elaborate on the importance of Byadgi Chilli in Pickles, Curry powders, famous chef’s recipes, food coloring, Cosmetic products, Pharmaceutical, etc.


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 higher quality. But this year due to over flooding from irrigated area, this chilli is trading at very low prices and this has made farmer economic viability unsustainable hence they are not selling.

So if any Spices company is looking for IPM chillies they should use this opportunity for its Europe and USA markets. Presently we are working with leading export house, you can connect us at BasuHampali@gmail.com



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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