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But according to certain media reports cotton crop in India's Gujarat has failed, it is estimated that there will be a 60% failure in cotton crops area of Gujarat due to the deficient rains.

14 Sep 2012

NEW DELHI(Commodity Online): With monsoon showers picking up in India and prevailing higher acreage in Andhra Pradesh, cotton crops may get salvaged.

“The situation with regard to the cotton crop has improved due to rain, particularly in Gujarat and Rajasthan, in the last fortnight,” said A. Ramani, an analyst and member of the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) that has representation from growers, textiles industry, government officials, traders and exporters to The Hindu Business Line.

Despite the weak monsoon rains, cotton crops in Andhra Pradesh have fared better than other crops. The state posted record sowing on 21.70 lakh hectares up by 38% when compared to season's average. Last year, the acreage stood at 18.30 lakh hectares.

But according to certain media reports cotton crop in India's Gujarat has failed, it is estimated that there will be a 60% failure in cotton crops area of Gujarat due to the deficient rains.

Yellow colour is being exhibited by the cotton flowers in the region. Farmers are trying to turn them white or else they have to sell the cotton crop at cheap rates. An important cotton hub of Gujarat, Surendranagar district is expected to witness 40% failure rate.


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