Byadgi Chilli

Byadgi Market ...

Byadgi is a town situated in Haveri district of Karnataka state. It is strategically situated at 90 kilometres from the industrial city Hubli and 330 kilometres from the state capital Bengaluru.

Each year about one lakh metric tonnes of chillies is traded worth Rs. 600 crores (approx. $120 Million). Byadgi market is spread over 64 acres of land governed by Agriculture Produce Market Committee which is a well known Government of Karnataka body. To maintain the hygiene, whole 64 acres of market is made of concrete.

Byadgi chillies are brought into the market every year by around 15000 - 20000 farmers. The harvesting season is from January to May. The chillies are traded through a fair electronic tendering system in which secrecy is maintained. Over 100 traders quote the tenders in each shop between 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The highest bidder is then awarded the lot two hours later at 4:00 pm.

Byadgi also has 16 cold storage installations each with a capacity to store 3000 metric tonnes so that the customer's needs can be met at any time of the year.

 

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