ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Monopoly Cotton Procurement Scheme

in Maharashtra MAHARASHTRA is a major cotton growing state in the country with more than 10 lakh cotton growers. The area under cotton in Maharashtra is about 26 to 27 lakh hectares while the production of cotton is about 16 to 18 lakh bales. This forms 30 per cent of the area under cotton and 20 per cent of the production of cotton in the country. 95 per cent of the area under this crop is rain- fed and as such its yield in the state is lower than that in other states. Further, rain fed cotton is subject to the vagaries of monsoon, hence production of cotton in the state fluctuates from year to year.

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