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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.
Nov 29, 2018
India rejects US charge of subsidising cotton beyond WTO limits; says support extended to protect poor farmersThe US has alleged that India was providing substantial market price support for cotton well in excess of India's WTO spending limits
Oct 18, 2018
GM cotton now a possible food source for humans after winning FDA approvalCottonseed is otherwise unfit for people to consume since it has high levels of a toxic chemical.
Sep 18, 2018
Govt eyes record 285.2 MT foodgrain output in 2018-19 despite deficit rains so far this monsoonIndia harvested a record 284.83 MT of foodgrain in the 2017-18 crop year (July-June).
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.
Jul 05, 2018
Govt approves MSP hike for Kharif crops: Decision draws mixed reactions from agri-experts, farm bodiesStating 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
Apr 16, 2018
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.
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.
Feb 09, 2018
Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fieldsMarathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.