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Maharashtra hoping for an increase in cotton yield
Jul '10
With 90 percent sowing for the kharif season completed, Maharashtra is hoping for an increase in the production of cotton, paddy, tur and maize during 2010-11.

On the other side, area sown under jowar, soybean and bajra seems to be less. State Agriculture Ministry's earlier projections show cotton production to be around 8.4 million bales (a bale is 170 kg), paddy to be around 2.8 million tons, gram 1.18 million ton and maize to be 2.1 million ton.

Industry experts opine that, rainfall received during June was useful in sowing kharif crops, paddy and nagli (ragi) nurseries. However, recent downpour was insufficient for certain areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha to carry out sowing during June. But July rainfalls were useful enough to carry out the remaining sowing operations.

While the normal area under kharif crop was around 13 million hectares, sowing was completed on land measuring 11.86 million hectares.

Area sown under cotton rose to 3.8 million hectares as against 3.5 million hectares recorded in 2009-10. For maize, farmers sowed on 0.59 million hectares as compared to 0.42 million hectares in 2009-10. Similarly, for tur, the figures are 1.24 million hectares now as compared to 1.2 million hectares recorded in the year 2009-10.

Farmers have gained positive results in the per hectare yield of cotton, which has increased. While rise in sowing for cotton is attributable to the increasing demand for Bt (genetically modified) cotton, the per hectare yield too, has risen to 375 kilogram of lint as compared to 285 kilogram of lint.

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