Cotton field growth in the country this year
MUMBAI: Cotton growing states have increased by 5.7% this year compared to last year due to good rainfall in the country. The total cotton cultivation area is estimated at 12.4 million hectares, according to data from the Union Agriculture Ministry.
The area under cultivation has increased by 11.48 million hectares as compared to the area sown on an average of the last five years. Cotton growers have grown in other states except for major cotton growers Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The area under cultivation in Gujarat is 2.3 per cent less than 2.6 million hectares. The area under cultivation in Maharashtra was 4.36 million. That is an increase of 7.4%.
Source - Agrowon, 28 August 2019
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