In Maharashtra’s Nashik district, experts forecast a 20% drop in grape production this year as the ready-to-harvest produce has suffered damage due to the recent, unseasonal rainfall.
Grape acreage in the Nashik district is estimated at around 58,367 hectare, including 22,000 hectare in Niphad taluka, 15,758 hectare in Dindori , 11,671 hectare in Nashik and 5,148 hectare in Chandwad. The rest of the plantation is located in Bagalan and Kalwan talukas of the district.
Out of the 58,367 hectare, early grape harvest takes place between September and November on 2,400 hectare and it is around 4% of the total grape plantation. The regular grape harvest that comprises 96% plantation begins in December.
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