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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

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

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

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

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

Cotton Traders Wonder: How High Is Too High?

YORK—Cotton futures hit a nearly one-year high Thursday, juiced by a government report showing continued exports for the fiber even as costs rise. But some investors say the latest gains pushed prices into a range that could cool demand.Cotton for May delivery traded up to 93.75 cents a pound, a price unseen since March 15, 2013. Futures later fell back, ending the day down 0.6% at 91.68 cents....
Source : WSJ |
Category : Others

Bt cotton attracting youngsters to farming in India: Survey

cotton technology has attracted young farmers to cotton farming in the country, a survey by Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI) said.technology has attracted young farmers to cotton farming in the country, a survey byThe survey confirmed wide-spread planting of Bt cotton, occupying 95 per cent of total cotton area, in the rainfed, semi-irrigated and irrigated areas, which has taken place during...
Source : The Economic Times |
Category : Business

Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam wants Maharashtra to reduce electricity rates in Mumbai

Apparently inspired by the Delhi Government, which slashed the electricity rates by 50 percent, Congress leader Sanajy Nirupam on Wednesday stressed that Maharashtra government should also reduce the rates in Mumbai.Addressing a press conference, Nirupam said: "We had gone both to the Ministry and power companies, but they always say that the rate of electricity is decided by the Maharashtra Electricity...
Source : Newkerala |
Category : City