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In landmark move, Yavatmal pesticide contact poisoning victims file case in Bern against agrochemical company Syngenta
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In landmark move, Yavatmal pesticide contact poisoning victims file case in Bern against agrochemical company Syngenta

In 2017, over 60 farmers died, and hundreds were affected reportedly by the increased use of pesticides sprayed without any protective gear, on the cotton crop in Yavatmal and other districts of Maharashtra.

Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20
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Govt projects 4th consecutive year of record foodgrain output at 295.67 million tonnes for 2019-20

The country is estimated to achieve an all-time high foodgrain production of 295.67 million tonne in 2019-20 crop year, the fourth consecutive year of record production, buoyed by good rains, the Agriculture Ministry's latest data released on Friday said

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
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Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon

The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains
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Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains

Wheat production has been estimated at a record level for this year as acreage under wheat crop has increased substantially due to better soil moisture following good monsoon rains.

Amid Maharashtra govt formation impasse, Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray tour regions that suffered crop damage due to unseasonal rains
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Amid Maharashtra govt formation impasse, Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray tour regions that suffered crop damage due to unseasonal rains

Fadnavis is in Akola on Sunday to meet farmers and review the crop damage and Thackeray is touring Aurangabad district on Sunday where he will take stock of the crop losses in Kannad and Vaijapur talukas

Kutch's Kala cotton, overshadowed by other varieties, finds new recognition due to its resilience
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Kutch's Kala cotton, overshadowed by other varieties, finds new recognition due to its resilience

Kutch'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.

Govt hikes paddy MSP by 3.7% to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season: Agriculture minister
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Govt hikes paddy MSP by 3.7% to Rs 1,815 per quintal for 2019-20 crop season: Agriculture minister

The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 percent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesda

Bt cotton still effective to control bollworms; crop covers 88% of total cultivation area in kharif season: Govt
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Bt cotton still effective to control bollworms; crop covers 88% of total cultivation area in kharif season: Govt

In 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.

Cotton output may dip 12% to nine-year low on scanty rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra; exports to be cut
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Cotton output may dip 12% to nine-year low on scanty rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra; exports to be cut

Lower 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.

India rejects US charge of subsidising cotton beyond WTO limits; says support extended to protect poor farmers
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India rejects US charge of subsidising cotton beyond WTO limits; says support extended to protect poor farmers

The US has alleged that India was providing substantial market price support for cotton well in excess of India's WTO spending limits

GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approval
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GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approval

Cottonseed is otherwise unfit for people to consume since it has high levels of a toxic chemical.

Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon
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Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoon

India harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).

Vidarbha's cotton farmers dread repeat of last monsoon's pink bollworm attack which destroyed 80% of their crop
India

Vidarbha's cotton farmers dread repeat of last monsoon's pink bollworm attack which destroyed 80% of their crop

With the onset of a steady monsoon, farmers of water-starved Vidarbha in north-eastern Maharashtra are getting ready to sow cotton.

Govt approves MSP hike for Kharif crops: Decision draws mixed reactions from agri-experts, farm bodies
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Govt approves MSP hike for Kharif crops: Decision draws mixed reactions from agri-experts, farm bodies

Stating that Kharif crops' MSP announcement was a "small victory" for farmers, Yogendra Yadav said, the support price fixed is not the rate the PM had promised in 2014

India's trade deficit with China up two-fold in a decade; can New Delhi benefit from Beijing's 'trade war' with Washington?
India

India's trade deficit with China up two-fold in a decade; can New Delhi benefit from Beijing's 'trade war' with Washington?

India's trade deficit with China increased more than two-fold from $16 billion in 2007-08 to $51 billion in 2016-17, according to commerce ministry data.

Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnated
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Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnated

Cotton 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.

Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields
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Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields

Marathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.

Yashwant Sinha detained while leading farmers' march in Akola to protest Maharashtra govt apathy
India

Yashwant Sinha detained while leading farmers' march in Akola to protest Maharashtra govt apathy

BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha was detained by the police in Maharashtra's Akola on Monday evening while protesting against the government's "apathy" towards farmers of the Vidarbha region, a senior official said

Maharashtra cotton farmers likely to face Rs 10,000 crore loss due to pest attack, inadequate rains
India

Maharashtra cotton farmers likely to face Rs 10,000 crore loss due to pest attack, inadequate rains

Task force chairman Kishor Tiwari said the preliminary loss caused to the cotton economy due to a multitude of factors across Maharashtra is around Rs 10,000 crore

Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim lives
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Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim lives

It is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.