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FARMERS IN PUNJAB BEGIN EARLY COTTON SOWING AMID YIELD CONCERN

Published: April 20, 2022
Author: DIGITAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE

After horrid cotton creation in the last season, restless ranchers of south Malwa locale have begun planting the ‘white gold’ early expecting an improved yield this time, placing their faith in the surprisingly high temperature helpful for the planting of the harvest.

As indicated by the data assembled from the semi-bone-dry locale of the area, till Monday, cotton was planted on in excess of 2,500 hectares. Punjab has set an objective to build the region under cotton by 23% in the 2022-23 kharifseason to 4 lakh hectares. Four critical areas among the seven in the locale, Fazilka is driving with 1,600 hectares followed by 310 hectares in Bathinda; 300 hectares in Mansa and 153 hectares in Muktsar.

Horticulture specialists express planting of the money crop started before as this year wheat gathering is finishing before time.”Inferable from abnormally hotter days, gathering of wheat was progressed by right around fourteen days. Mustard crop has additionally been practically reaped and ranchers need to zero in on planting cotton and it will pick up speed in the following 10 days,” said boss horticulture official (CAO) of Mansa Manjit Singh.

Following suggestions of a between state consultative and checking advisory group of cotton-developing territories of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, it was concluded that ranchers would be urged to finish planting from April 15 to May 15 as a piece of the pink bollworm pervasion the executives plan.

Contributions from ranchers, authorities of the state agribusiness and water system divisions say channels have begun taking care of water in many pieces of the seven cotton-developing areas. Ranchers are requesting a continuous stock of channel water and adequate power supply to make water system through tubewells smooth with the goal that they can finish planting on schedule. Paramjit Singh, chief, Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) territorial examination station, Bathinda, said the predominant high temperature is exceptionally helpful for the planting of cotton.

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