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Indian Weather Department report for Karnataka. The above image tell rainfall of Karnataka from 1/6/22 to 30/9/22.
Bijapur this year rainfall has increased by 39% than normal
Bagalkot 49% increase
Raichur 32% increase
Dharwad 25% increase
Gadag 77% increase
Bellary 49% increase


Dry Chilli is one of major cash crop of India, grown majorly at Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Karnataka is one of major market for farmers to trade, which constitutes about 25% share of total India.

Major Chilli growing area in Karnataka are Hubli(Dharwad), Gadag, Bijapur, Bellary, Raichur and Bagalkot.

HUBLI, is known for growing Byadgi / KDL variety popularly known as Local. Local Byadgi has the highest colour value among chillies, upto 270 ASTA. It is grown organically in a traditional way, which gives it a higher shelf life. Annigeri and Kundgol are major growing areas.

BELLARY, is the biggest chilli growing area, main varieties are Byadgi / KDL, Dabbi, Syngenta 5531 and Syngenta 2043.

RAICHUR, main varieties are Byadgi / KDL, Super-10, Indo-5, Syngenta 5531 and Syngenta 2043.

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