Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicCotton farmers

Topic: Cotton farmers

About half of farm produce sold outside APMCs anyway. But Modi govt wants one-size-fits-all

The Modi govt claims the three new laws are re-creating the 1991 moment for agriculture. But those reforms were premised on decentralisation and deregulation.

Cotton farmers stare at over Rs 4,700-cr loss this season, lockdown and locusts to blame

Cotton Association of India has cut production estimates for the current season by 24 lakh bales — down from 354 lakh bales to 330 lakh bales.

Why Punjab’s farmers are dumping water-guzzling paddy for cash-crop cotton

The area under cotton cultivation in Punjab is expected to increase to at least 5 lakh hectares this year from 3.9 lakh hectares in 2019.

Labour woes could push Punjab farmers to grow cotton instead of paddy

Punjab aims to double area under cotton, which is relatively easier to grow, as hundreds of thousands of migrant workers have left for their villages.

PSU Cotton Corp comes to the rescue of farmers hit by coronavirus disruption

Transport of cotton across China is being delayed & concern is mounting that factory closures will weigh on demand of fibre due to spread of the virus

What Monsanto’s seed patent victory in Supreme Court means for India’s farmers

Monsanto used an interesting analogy in Supreme Court to retain its patent rights over a Bt cotton variety that resists the bollworm pest.

These Indian farmers are using Whatsapp and Facebook to demand GM seeds technology

The Shetkari Sanghatana is circulating posts and organising conferences where farmers share knowledge of GM crops even as the state cracks down on use of unapproved variants of GM cotton.

Despite low returns, Junagadh cotton growers find seeds of hope in Modi

Cotton farmers in the Saurashtra region don’t want a change of guard in Gujarat, say BJP has ensured better roads, schools, power and water in villages.

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Defence

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Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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