Last season, farmers had completed sowing operations on 46 lakh hectares around the same period. Cotton sowing is expected to cross 115-120 lakh hectares for the 2020-21 season, according to industry bodies.
Vijay Ghawate, director (Quality Control), agriculture department, said the authorities had received complaints from around 30,000 farmers that the soybean seeds purchased for sowing this Kharif season did not germinate.
The APMC and the new systems are expected to run in parallel offering the farmer a choice. Officials said that a price discovery mechanism through open auctions help farmers get a better choice while outside the farmer may ha
Indian cotton prices have come down by 12-15% due to the ongoing lockdown and fears that the country’s cotton consumption will reduce, resulting in more carry-forward stocks by September 2020, officials of the Cotton Associ