Cotton Farmers News
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.
Over 2 lakh farmers in Maharashtra sit on piles of unsold cotton due to COVID-19 lockdown; stock worth Rs 5,500 crore yet to be procured
The farmers stuck in this quagmire, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, are mostly from Vidarbha, a huge cotton belt, and from districts like Parbhani, Aurangabad and Jalna in Marathwada. Being a labour intensive cash crop with an investment of Rs 25,000 per acre, the delay in procurement makes cotton farmers even more vulnerable.
Govt reduces Bt Cotton seed prices: Industry sulks at agri ministry’s order; agbiotech companies feel the heat
The Rs 10 reduction in BG-II cottonseed's maximum selling price to Rs 730 per pack will benefit cotton farmers by about Rs 40 crore
Yashwant Sinha stands ground in Akola, says he won't leave protest site till farmer demands are accepted
A defiant BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha, who was detained in Akola on Monday while leading a protest by farmers, vowed not to move out of the place where he spent the night till demands of cultivators of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region are accepted
Marathwada Diary: Ten months after demonetisation, ghost of note ban continues to haunt farmers
Ten months after currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were scrapped on 8 November last year, the ghost of demonetisation continues to haunt Marathwada.
Govt mulls increasing support price for cotton by Rs 160 per quintal for FY18
As farmers prepare fields for kharif sowing, the government is considering increasing the MSP of cotton by Rs160 per quintal to Rs4,320 for the 2017-18 crop year
Demonetisation: Note ban adds to cotton farmers' misery in AP and Telangana
Crop losses, mounting debts and a spate of pest attacks apart, the cotton farmers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh now have to deal with the demon of demonetisation as well.