Last week I visited Shri Ganganagar, the major guar seed producing belt. In context to Guar seed production, picture is totally different. Seed producer, Seed dealer and Seed seller are presenting a new picture. Their inputs indicates that guar seed sowing will increase this year. farmers are not showing interest in cotton seeds. They are preferring guar over cotton.Guar seeds are sold as hot cake.
|Guar ( Guar Gum or cyamopsis tetragonoloba ) crop in farm|
In irrigated belt farmer takes Cotton crop as major crop, but farmer are shifting slowly and slowly from cotton to Guar. As per estimates there will be 30 % increase in guar seed sowing as compare to last year specially in Ganganagar-Hanumangarh belt. It means there will be 30% more production if conditions of climate remains same.
Dr Deepak Rjpurohit ( Assistant Professor) Mr Manoj Jangir ( Farmer and Agri Input Business owner ) and Me
If cultivation area increase then it will put a major impact on total production of guar seed in India. Ganganagar-Hanumangarh belt is major guar cultivation belt where guar is cultivated under canal irrigation water.It is ure that production of guar seed will increase in this year.