Farmers to take up cotton as substitute to toor according to the Agriculture Department

Related Keywords: 000 hectares, 18, Agriculture Department, cotton, cotton crop, cotton seeds, fields for harvesting, over 1 lakh bales worth Rs. 300 crore, several irrigation projects

Karnataka
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Mr. Manjunath said that currently cotton is cultivated on around 18,000 hectares in the district and the department plans to expand it to around 40,000 hectares this year. Admitting that lack of mechanisation and pests have been discouraging the farmers from cultivating cotton in the district despite conducive atmosphere, Mr. Manjunath said that Tamil Nadu has invented handy machines to pluck cotton.

Mr. Manjunath said that currently cotton is cultivated on around 18,000 hectares in the district and the department plans to expand it to around 40,000 hectares this year. Admitting that lack of mechanisation and pests have been discouraging the farmers from cultivating cotton in the district despite conducive atmosphere, Mr. Manjunath said that Tamil Nadu has invented handy machines to pluck cotton.

https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/plans-afoot-to-promote-cotton-planting/article24424268.ece
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