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Wednesday, April 08, 2020



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.

When white turns gold

January 23, 2020 5:44 am

A simple low-cost intervention — moisture testing machine — has enabled cotton growers of this Telangana district to realise better prices.

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.

Here's how you can up your fashion game with cotton this season

September 12, 2019 4:13 pm

From kimonos to capes: Beat the humidity and heat with some cotton wear this season.

Why Meghan Markle's blanket for baby Archie from Indian entrepreneur has triggered a row

August 03, 2019 10:07 am

Anjali Harjani, the founder of Hong Kong headquartered Malabar Baby, has fought back to say that all workers associated with her brand are paid fairly.

Maharashtra: Low opening stock, uncertain monsoon to keep pressure on cotton prices

June 04, 2019 3:39 am

The CAI had revised its initial production estimates from 348 lakh bales to 315 lakh bales in view of the reported drop in production from various parts of the country.

Google AI Impact Challenge: This India organisation’s approach could save cotton from pests

May 17, 2019 11:16 am

Google has chosen Wadhwani AI from India, which is using AI to solve the problem of pest infestation in cotton crops, which is one of the major challenges faced by farmers in the country.

One Thread at a Time

September 03, 2018 12:07 am

The brilliant part of the exhibition is the way it shows a complete loop of activity, from the yarn that’s woven on the charkha to the final yardage. It’s a hint at the ecologically efficient rhythm of working on the primal thread that holds human history.

A denied patent stands between farmers and GM cotton

June 28, 2018 8:36 am

The more immediate consequence of the resultant uncertainty on the intellectual property rights (IPR) protection regime for GM technology, though, would be felt on herbicide-tolerant or HT cotton.

Monsanto’s Bt cotton tech to be royalty-free?

February 08, 2018 1:55 am

The MSP for a 450-gram packet of Bt cotton seeds is now Rs 800, of which Rs 49 is the royalty (“trait value”) on Bollgard-II (BG II), the proprietary technology of the US life sciences major Monsanto.