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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

cotton production


Joy and concern: Farmers celebrate high prices but worry about rising input cost, lower yields

April 17, 2022 8:00 am

Gondal is one of the biggest APMCs in Gujarat, and attracts farmers from across the Saurashtra region. This is the time when they market their rabi (winter-spring) crops of wheat, chana (chickpea), jeera, dhaniya (coriander) and saunf (fennel).

In Punjab markets, an unlikely victim of Russia-Ukraine tension: cotton

March 01, 2022 12:25 pm

With buyers adopting a cautious approach, the prices of the raw natural fibre, which had skyrocketed to nearly double the minimum support price (MSP) amid shortfall in production and hoarding of stocks by farmers, have crashed by as much as Rs 10 per kilo in Punjab markets.

High prices of cotton lead to demand for raw material at reasonable prices

January 09, 2022 10:17 am

If farmers are confident of better prices, the textile lobby mainly from the south Indian states have pressed the SOS button on account of high raw material prices.

Production woes likely to hit country’s cotton export targets

December 31, 2021 11:10 am

Global supply glut has seen price of raw seed cotton trading well above its minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 5,726 per qunital right at the start of the cotton marketing season (October-September).

Maharashtra govt ends up procuring 50% of cotton in Maharashtra

June 30, 2020 3:06 am

Maharashtra reported an all-time high 44 lakh hectares of cotton acreage and production of 407 lakh quintals (80 lakh bales each of 170 kg) of cotton.

CAI maintains cotton crop output at 354.50 lakh bales for 2019-20 season

April 06, 2020 4:35 pm

The total cotton supply estimated by the CAI during October 2019 to March 2020 was 327.53 lakh bales (170 kgs each) which consists of the arrivals of 283.03 lakh bales up to March 31, imports of 12.50 lakh bales and the opening stock estimated by the CAI at 32 lakh bales.

Cotton output estimated at 360 lakh bales in 2019-20: Cotton Advisory Board

November 28, 2019 6:25 pm

The total yield is estimated to go up by 10 per cent to 486.33 lakh bales, this season compared to 443.20 lakh bales last year.

Problems in Indian cotton need ecological understanding, not biotechnology

April 09, 2019 7:37 am

The solution to the dystopic Indian cotton system lies in developing an ecological understanding using the SS-HD cotton as a basis.

What ails the farm sector part-3: Safest bet for farmers, cotton’s success stymied by low yields, lack of irrigation

July 26, 2017 4:06 am

It’s sturdy and withstands harsh weather conditions better than other crops, it’s non-perishable, farmers can hope to get extra flushes from extended rain spells and, more importantly, prices have generally remained stable if not very remunerative. Moreover, cotton has always had a demanding market in the textile industry.

Plate to Plough: The hands that feed us

August 17, 2015 12:00 am

Indian agriculture has made remarkable progress since 1947 and credit for this goes mainly to the farmer. Now we need to repay our debt to the agricultural community