Kharif tur area up nearly 1% at 4.57 mln ha

Area under tur was up nearly 1% at 4.57 mln ha because acreage in Karnataka, one of the key producing states, rose on the back of good monsoon. Good rains in north Karnataka led to higher acreage, said Vishwanath Biradar. Though acreage in another key producer Madhya Pradesh is down on year, it is higher than the season’s normal acreage based on five-year average.