By admin       2017-10-06

Telangana's Cotton production is expected to touch 2.8 million metric tonnes in 2017-18, nearly 13.36% higher than the production of 2.47 million metric tonnes in the previous year. 06 October, 2017Telangana's Cotton production is expected to touch 2.8 million metric tonnes in 2017-18, nearly 13.36% higher than the production of 2.47 million metric tonnes in the previous year, according to senior officials from the agriculture department.For the first time since Telangana s formation, the area of Cotton cultivation in 2017-18 touched nearly 1.9 million hectares, which is more than 50% higher than the previous year s 1.24 million hectares.With an expected bumper Cotton production in Telangana, the state s agriculture department is concerned about prices decreasing in the open market this year. Cotton produce in state-run agricultural market yards will begin arriving from next week.In view of the situation, CCI is also expected to set-up 59 additional centres (84 existing) across the state. The minimum support price (MSP) for Cotton for 2017-18 has also been revised to Rs 4,320 per quintal, against the previous year s Rs 4,160.Cotton Growers in Telangana has fetched about Rs 5,500 per quintal last year.

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