Gujarat pegs 2017 groundnut output 3.27 million tonne vs 2.74 million tonne.

Output of groundnut, another major crop in the state, is seen rising 19% on year to 3.27 million tonne. Castor output is estimated to decline 12% on year to 1.11 million tonne. Total oilseed output in the kharif season is seen at 4.54 million tonne, as against 4.16 million tonne a year ago. Guar output in Gujarat, the second largest growing state, is likely to fall 41% on year to 144,000 tonne, as acreage declined to 200,000 ha from 352,000 ha a year ago.