The kharif groundnut crop of 2016-17 production is estimated at 54.80 lakh tonnes (LT), a jump of 70% compared to 32.30 LT in 2015-16, according to the estimate of industry body Solvent Extractors Association (SEA). Gujarat government has reported that 16.44 lakh hectares under groundnut crop were sown during kharif season compared to 12.95 lakh ha in 2015-16.
The average yield per hectare has increased to 1,790 Kg. per hectare against 1,155 Kg per hectare last year. Gujarat is expected to harvest 29.40 LT during kharif season.
Groundnut is one of the major crops in kharif season and Gujarat is the prominent state growing groundnut. SEA Groundnut Promotion Council is conducting the Groundnut crop survey since last 9 years in order to assess the size and quality of the groundnut crop.