Famous oranges of Shajapur. These oranges are exported to India including Dubai and Bangladesh. But, this time the weather has killed them, that oranges have not grown. They have a turnover of 500 crores every year, which was ruined this year.
- Last Updated:March 20, 2021, 10:37 AM IST
Oranges in Shajapur district are also sent abroad due to their special quality and bumper yields. Their business here is more than 500 crores every year. These oranges are also an important means of livelihood for thousands of farmers here, but, once again, the mood has broken the back of farmers.
Farmers get broken waist, fruits did not grow
The compatibility of the weather plays an important role for the orange crop. But, due to lack of sufficient rainfall at the scheduled time, these plants could not function properly. In some of the gardens, Kali Missi’s disease has been completed. According to the farmers, the rain on time and then the ‘tan’, the water gap is helpful in developing the fruit. But this time due to not getting enough water at the appointed time, the oranges could not grow on the plants.Loss of crores, crop loss of more than 90 percent
According to senior agricultural scientist SS Dhakad, now these plants planted in gardens are giving greenery but oranges are completely missing on them. Except a few gardens, the same situation prevails in the entire region. Farmers already living the life of Tanghali have become disheartened. Orange is cultivated in 12 thousand 600 hectares in Shajapur district. Scientists associated with the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture also believe that the favorable weather here gives a bumper yield of oranges. However, this time due to non-availability of Barish, the yield of oranges has been affected and the loss has been up to 90 percent. This loss is in crores.