India to emerge as largest cotton producer

With domestic trade estimating cotton production at around 400 lakh bales, India is expected to emerge as the largest cotton producer in the world in 2015-16.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

The crucial talks between protesting farmers and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to break the deadlock over peasants' demands will be held here on Monday even as rail services remained hit for the sixth consecutive day today, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Cotton prices to remain stable in CY 2015-16, says ICRA

Even if cotton production declines by up to 15 percent next season, the adequate domestic stock position is likely to keep the prices stable during cotton year (CY) 2015-16, according to rating agency ICRA.

India's cotton output may drop for 2nd straight year: USDA

India's cotton production is expected to decline for the second consecutive year to 37.5 million bales in 2015-16 marketing season, due to a likely fall in yields on account of delayed sowing, weather and low price realisation, according to USDA's latest report.

US questions India on its domestic support programmes

The US posed a salvo of questions to India on its domestic support programmes, including its cotton policies, minimum support price, public stockholding for food security purposes and landholding pooling by Indian farmers, in a meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here.

Paddy sowing area up 13% this Kharif season

Area under paddy coverage has increased by 13 percent so far in this Kharif sowing season to 3.46 lakh hectares and sowing operation?s are likely to pick up with onset of monsoon in Kerala Friday.

Cotton output to be lower at 390 lakh bales in 2014-15

The government has lowered the estimates of cotton production for the 2014-15 season to 390 lakh bales from 400 lakh bales due to untimely rains and hail storm across the country.

Gujarat govt refutes allegations of Congress over cotton MSP

Gujarat government today refuted all allegations made by Congress in its memorandum given to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel regarding the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton, and termed it as "baseless".

Congress threatens to disrupt 'Vibrant Summit' over cotton MSP

Gujarat Congress threatened to disrupt the forthcoming 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit' on Thursday, if both the Centre as well as the state government did not solve the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton within eight days.

Cotton output at 402 lakh bales in 2014-15, CAI estimates

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) Wednesday said November estimate of the crop stood at 402 lakh bales for the season 2014-15, which is lower compared to last year due to slight decline in productivity in Gujarat.

Government relaxes export norms for cotton

The government Monday relaxed export norms for cotton and cotton yarn, doing away with the need to register contracts, to help boost outbound shipments of the commodity.

Cotton exports to drop on lower Chinese demand

Cotton exports from India, which touched 11 million bales of 170 kgs each in 2013-14 season (October-September), are likely to decline to 6-7 million bales in 2014-15 due to anticipated poor Chinese demand.

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

India is all set to beat China and become the top cotton producer this year, ousting the communist nation from the number 1 position for the first time in over 30 years, the US has said in a report.

India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA

India will be the world`s No 1 cotton grower this year, ousting China from the top spot for the first time in over 30 years, US government said on Thursday, reflecting a dramatic shift in global supplies amid uncertainty over Beijing`s farm policy.

Low prices, erratic monsoon boost cotton imports

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

New method to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog discovered

A Princeton University grad student has discovered a way to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog.

Agri Min proposes Rs 50/quintal MSP hike in paddy, cotton & tur

The Agriculture Ministry has proposed a moderate hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1360/quintal for the 2014-15 crop year (July- June) and upto Rs 100/quintal raise in pulses MSP.

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

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.

Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes

Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.

India's cotton exports may drop 9% this yr: USDA

India's cotton exports are expected to drop by 9 percent to 9 million bales in the 2013-14 marketing year on sluggish demand and high prices compared to the global market, a report said.