By admin       2018-05-18

AHMEDABAD, MAY 17, 2018 - Water shortage, unfavourable weather and persistent menace of pink bollworm could dent cotton sowing this kharif season by about 8-10 per cent as against last year. Atul Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India (CAI), stated that cotton acreage this year may hover around 110 lakh hectares (lh) as against 121 lh last year. In Punjab, cotton area may drop by about 8-10 per cent primarily on water shortage and unfavourable weather, as farmers may shift to other crop.

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