Growers in the Bhanwarkol area of Ghazipur -Uttar Pradesh- are focusing on the cultivation of vegetables other than their traditional cultivation. They hope to earn maximum profits for low costs. Chillies are cultivated in the Bhanwar Koll area. On normal days, the price of chillies ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 per 100 kgs (€12-24).
During the lockdown, chillies grown in this area were sent to the UK capital. Now, traders from Dubai and Sri Lanka have also ordered chilli exports. However, even before this, farmers had received orders to send Dubai chillies once. Encouraged by the expansion of chilli exports to other countries, other farmers have decided to grow chillies of advanced species.
Pledgetimes.com quoted district garden officer Shailendra Dubey as saying: “700 hectares of green chillies have been cultivated in the district in view of the huge demand. Green chilli was sent from Ghazipur to Dubai in the year 2015. After that, preparations are being made to send green chillies again.”