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Castor seed production estimates up by 34% in 2017-18: Survey

Production estimates see a major push from crop yield that grew by record 37%

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Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
An estimated record yield jump of 37 per cent is set to push castor seed production in the country by around 34 per cent to close at 1.43 million tonnes for 2017-18, says a survey commissioned by Solvent Extractors' Association (SEA).

The Indian Agribusiness Systems Ltd, known as Agriwatch, conducted the field crop survey for SEA in castor growing regions such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, of which Gujarat holds the highest share. The survey results also exceeded the first advanced estimate of castor crop by the Centre of 1.39 million tonnes for 2017-18.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 12:39 AM IST

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