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'Govt has taken steps to prevent dip in cotton output'
12
Aug '16
The Government of India has taken corrective measures to prevent the reduction in production of cotton, minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta said in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.
 
The department of agriculture, cooperation and farmers welfare is implementing Cotton Development Programme with a focus on cropping system approach under National Food Security Mission (NFSM) in 15 major cotton growing states viz. Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal since 2014-15.
 
Under the scheme, thrust is given for transfer of latest technology to cotton growers through Front Line Demonstration (FLD) on Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Desi Cotton, Extra Long Staple Cotton, High Density Planting System. The scheme is being implemented through State Department of Agriculture (SDA), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), State Agriculture Universities (SAUs), Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) etc. Besides, states can support cotton development programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Tamta said.
 
To promote cotton farming during cotton season 2016-17, the ministry of agriculture, cooperation and farmer welfare has fixed minimum support price for medium staple length cotton at Rs 3860 per quintal and for long staple at Rs 4160 per quintal, he informed.
 
Thirdly, the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) Limited has been entrusted with procurement of cotton from farmers at Minimum Support Price (MSP) to protect the interest of farmers by giving MSP to their produce to avoid distress sale, he added.
 
For the cotton season 2015-16, Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has revised the cotton production estimate at 338 lakh bales as against its earlier estimates of 352 lakh bales. The reasons for the downwards cotton production estimates are: the acreage under cotton has decreased by around 7 per cent as against previous year due to switching over to other crops in Northern & Central regions; White fly attack in Northern zone and pink boll-worm attack in Gujarat region; and delayed rains in Central & Southern region and deficit rains across all cotton growing areas. (RKS)
 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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