Cotton farmers protest for compensation

Related Keywords: compensation for crop damage, cotton crop damage, cotton crop in india, cotton farmers of Punjab, farmer unions in India, whitefly attack

Bhatinda
Summary: 
As Punjab suffered due to whitefly attack on the cotton crops, farmers are demanding compensation of Rs 40,000 per acre for every cotton farmer who has faced the damage. Therefore, farmers are protesting under

As Punjab suffered due to whitefly attack on the cotton crops, farmers are demanding compensation of Rs 40,000 per acre for every cotton farmer who has faced the damage. Therefore, farmers are protesting under eight farmer unions of Punjab.

The eight farmer union includes BKU Dkaunda, BKU Ugraha Union, Punjab Kisan Union, BKU Krantikari, BKU Kirti Kisan Union, Jamhuri Kisan Sabha and two different Sangarsh Committees.

The farmers marched from their protest venue to the Agriculture Department in Bathinda with their slogans against the state government.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/bathinda/farmers-protest-enters-day-5-demand-cotton-compensation/136152.html
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Cotton sowing picks up slowly despite monsoon reviving, but is far below last year

Related Keywords: cotton crop in india, cotton price in india, cotton supply, cotton supply in china

Mumbai
Cotton sowing picks up slowly
Summary: 
Cotton sowing was slow to pick up over the past three weeks despite South West monsoon rains regaining strength over India. Area under cotton which was around 35.86 lakh hectares in the first week of July, expanded to just 56 lakh hectare by the end of third week of the month.

Cotton area down

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