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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Punjab state sets target of 4 lakh hectares under cotton cultivation

Related Keywords: Agriculture Department, Agriculture Department under high density plantation technique, Cotton growers, eight districts of the Malwa belt, giving a subsidy of Rs five hundred per acre, Indian state of Punjab, set a target of four lakh hectares, this season, under cotton cultivation

Malout
Punjab state sets target of 4 lakh hectares under cotton cultivation
Summary: 
The Indian state of Punjab Agriculture Department has set a target of 4 lakh hectares to be brought under cotton cultivation in eight districts of the Malwa belt this season. Last year, the area under cotton cultivation was 2.56 lakh hectares. Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department under its high density plantation technique is giving a subsidy of Rs 500 per acre to cotton growers.

The Indian state of Punjab Agriculture Department has set a target of 4 lakh hectares to be brought under cotton cultivation in eight districts of the Malwa belt this season. Last year, the area under cotton cultivation was 2.56 lakh hectares. Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department under its high density plantation technique is giving a subsidy of Rs 500 per acre to cotton growers.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/area-under-cotton-state-sets-target-of-4-lakh-hectares/403781.html
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Punjab state likely to see cotton price touch Rs6,000 per quintal

Related Keywords: adopted traditional methods, Agriculture Department, Bathinda and Mansa districts, bumper crop following control of whitefly, cotton farmers to see price of their yield, price of cotton yield. last year went much below MSP, Reduction in area under cotton, this year, touch Rs six thousand per quintal

Bathinda
Punjab state likely to see cotton price touch Rs6,000 per quintal
Summary: 
Despite the reduction in area under cotton in Bathinda and Mansa districts. This year the cotton farmers have a reason to smile as the price of their yield is about to touch Rs 6,000 per quintal. This year has seen a bumper crop following control of whitefly. Last year, the price of cotton yield went much below the MSP, following which, Diwali turned black for farmers.

Despite the reduction in area under cotton in Bathinda and Mansa districts. This year the cotton farmers have a reason to smile as the price of their yield is about to touch Rs 6,000 per quintal. This year has seen a bumper crop following control of whitefly. Last year, the price of cotton yield went much below the MSP, following which, Diwali turned black for farmers.

In Mansa, farmers have got Rs 5,800 for a quintal of cotton yield while in Bathinda, the farmers have got about Rs 5,750 per quintal. Farmers in Mansa district have got the highest rate to date for their yield.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/bathinda/cotton-price-to-touch-rs6-000-per-quintal/295352.html
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