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Bombay HC upholds Maharashtra Seed Act, delivers blow to industry

seed industry had challenged the state acts of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, seeking to regulate prices of Bt cotton seeds, in their respective High Courts. “The decision will be of great help to the farmers,” said state agriculture commissioner Umakant Dangat.has upheld the validity of the Maharashtra Cotton Seed Act, 2009 that regulates the prices of Bt cotton seeds in the state, the second...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : National

General Budget 2014-15: Distressed cotton farmers urge Arun Jaitley for steps to stop farmers' genoc

General Budget 2014-15: Distressed cotton farmers urge Arun Jaitley for steps to stop farmers' genocideMain dry land cotton farmers advocacy group Vidarbha Janandolan Samti (VJAS) from Maharashtra has drawn attention of Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley toward the latest National Crime Records Bureau report, which says that since 1995 to 2013 more than 300,000 farmland suicides took place, which...
Source : Merinews |
Category : Business

Cotton crop estimates at 381 lakh bales for season 2013-14

busEven as late rains delayed arrivals of seed cotton, the available moisture is likely to help increase yields and result in a larger than estimated crop.(CAI) said here today in its third estimate, that the cotton crop for the season 2013-14, that began this month, is expected at 381 lakh bales (each bale is 170 kg).Even as late rains delayed arrivals of seed cotton, the available moisture is likely...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business

Maharashtra SSC students put up best show in a decade

Maharashtra's overall success rate (freshers and repeaters) in SSC results rose from 76.2% to 81.8%.The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results, which were announced online on Tuesday—almost 10 days late as compared to last year—have brought cheer to the state. Maharashtra's overall success rate (freshers and repeaters) rose from 76.2% to 81.8%. Similarly, the Mumbai division, which also includes...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : Headlines

Pakistan brings cheer to Maharashtra cotton farmers paying Rs1000 more per quintal

Shiv Sena doesn't want anything to do with Pakistan. But cotton farmers in Maharashtra are overjoyed because Pakistan is buying loads of cotton from them.Recently, Sena activists attacked Pakistani artistes at the Mumbai Press Club, saying India should snap all ties with the country. But Pakistani traders are paying cotton farmers almost Rs5,300-5,500 per quintal (100kg). The same amount was being...
Source : DNA |
Category : National

Cotton Federation to buy cotton from Nov 11

much-delayed cotton procurement season will be kick-started finally by Maharashtra State Cotton Growers' Cooperative Marketing Federation on Monday even as there is a sudden spurt in farmer suicides in the cotton belt of western Vidarbha. Reports claimed six farmers ended their life in last 48 hours. With this the farm suicides toll this year has mounted to 693, according to VidarbhaNormally, the ...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Nagpur

Fresh cotton arrivals open strong in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH/MANSA: Fresh arrivals of raw cotton opened on a strong note, with mandis in Punjab and Haryana seeing up to 20% higher rates in the first 10 days of September as against the corresponding period last season on account of steady demand. On Wednesday, the rates were quoted at Rs 4,000-5,200 per quintal in some mandis of Punjab.In the first week of September 2012, raw cotton was sold for Rs...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : National | City : Chandigarh

Congress plans rail blockade in Maharashtra against fare hike

Maharashtra unit of the Congress will organise a rail blockade across the state Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates, its chief...
Source : Webindia123 |
Category : Headlines

Cotton Market: A place for traders and freedom fighters

Cotton Market got its name from the large number of cotton traders who would descend here from all over the region to deal in the 'white gold'. According to NMC records, it was established in 1901 on an open ground. The Cotton Market building was built in 1928 at a cost of Rs 30,000. That building was demolished and another was built in 1969. The sabzi mandi, which later came to be known as Phule Market,...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : City | City : Pune

India's cotton exports up 5 per cent at 7.8 million bales in August-February

world's second biggest cotton producer had exported 7.4 million bales during the August-February period of the 2012-13 marketing year (August-July).NEW DELHI: India's cotton exports rose by five per cent 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.The world's second biggest cotton...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business
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