Govt source says 2017-18 tur acreage may fall 5% on weak returns.

India tur acreage may fall around 5% in 2017-18 (Jul-Jun) kharif season as farmers are shifting to other crops for better realisation. Many farmers avoided sowing tur this year as they received lower prices for their earlier crop due to bumper production and lower-than-required procurement from the government. The sowing was down in the two largest tur-growing states of the country, Maharashtra and Karnataka, but a long-term shift in sowing pattern is more likely in southern parts of the country–Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana.