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Jul 14, 2019
Kutch's Kala cotton, overshadowed by other varieties, finds new recognition due to its resilienceKutch's Wagad cotton lost popularity to American and later, Bt-cotton. The ‘by default organic’ Wagad cotton now has certification, is branded Kala Cotton, and is more sustainable.
Jun 11, 2019
Maharashtra farmers' group agitates for 'freeing' GM seeds, but illegal varieties are rampant in IndiaAbout 1,000 Maharashtra farmers, under the aegis of the Shetkari Sanghatana, participated in a 'civil disobedience' movement in favour of GM seeds. They planted herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton, which is not approved for cultivation or sale in India.
Jan 08, 2019
Bayer, seed MNCs hail Supreme Court order on agro major Monsanto's Bt cotton patent caseDeciding the appeal of US-based Monsanto, the apex court restored the order of the single judge bench of the Delhi High Court
Jan 04, 2019
Bt cotton still effective to control bollworms; crop covers 88% of total cultivation area in kharif season: GovtIn the current kharif season of 2018-19 crop year, he said around 88.27 percent of the 122.38 lakh hectares cotton area is under Bt cotton.
Dec 06, 2018
Cotton output may dip 12% to nine-year low on scanty rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra; exports to be cutLower cotton shipments from India will allow rivals such as the United States, Brazil and Australia to increase cargoes to key Asian buyers such as China and Pakistan.
Oct 30, 2018
Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deathsPesticide deaths are not new to Yavatmal and according to information recently obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by this correspondent, the district reported two deaths each year in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 2015-16, eight people died due to pesticide poisoning.
Jul 21, 2018
Vidarbha's cotton farmers dread repeat of last monsoon's pink bollworm attack which destroyed 80% of their cropWith the onset of a steady monsoon, farmers of water-starved Vidarbha in north-eastern Maharashtra are getting ready to sow cotton.
Mar 06, 2018
Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnatedCotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as the proportion of Bt Cotton in India's total cotton harvest rose seven times, a FactChecker analysis of government data shows.
Mar 04, 2018
After widespread damage to Maharashtra's cotton farms, pink bollworm now causes skin problems for farmersThe pink bollworm, after having attacked Bt cotton cultivation across Maharashtra, is now troubling farmers and labourers with skin problems.
Dec 21, 2017
Kirron Kher in LS urges govt to withdraw order limiting educational reimbursement for children of slain soldiersA BJP member in the Lok Sabha today urged the government to reverse its order which seeks to limit the educational reimbursement for the children of martyred and disabled soldiers.