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Low prices, erratic monsoon boost cotton imports

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 13:36

A sharp drop in cotton prices overseas and a weak monsoon have raised India`s imports in recent weeks.

India's cotton exports up 5% in Aug-Feb

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 18:03

India's cotton exports rose by five percent to 7.8 million bales till February of this year and the pace of shipments are expected to taper in coming months depending upon demand from China, a latest report said.

'Cotton output likely to be 340 lakh bales this season'

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 16:13

The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has projected 340 lakh bales of cotton production in 2012-13 season and expects exports to be at 81 lakh bales in the same period, Parliament was informed Monday.

CCI likely to procure 60 lakh bales in 2012-13 cotton season

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 11:29

In the first three months of the 2012-13 marketing year, CCI, the government's nodal agency for procuring cotton, has already procured over 13 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) and plans to buy another 19 lakh bales in January.

‘Probe agriculture ministry's role in clearing Bt Cotton’

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 18:33

A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt Cotton in the country in 2002.

Agri Min may up cotton estimates to 35.2 mn bales for 2011-12

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 15:07

The Agriculture Ministry is likely to revise upwards the country's cotton production estimate by 3.5 percent to a record 35.2 million bales for the current marketing year, a government official said.

India's cotton exports may jump by 21% in 2011-12: USDA

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 15:48

India's cotton exports are projected to jump by 21 percent to 8 million bales in the 2011-12 marketing year (August-July) on the back of record output and a possibly less restrictive government policy, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report has said.

Bt cotton in India `good for the field, bad for the farm`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 15:59

A new study noted that most Indian farmers have become unable to properly assess the Bt cotton seeds.