Kharif tur area unchanged on yr at 4.45 mln ha.

India’s tur acreage was at 4.45 mln ha, largely unchanged from the previous year. Acreage under tur in Karnataka, the second largest producer of the pulse, was up 12.3% on year at 984,000 ha. During Jun 1-Sep 2, Karnataka received 693.6 mm rainfall, 2% above the normal weighted average of 683.0 mm. In Maharashtra, the area under tur was down 4.5% on year to 1.2 mln ha.