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Indian Trade Body Cuts Cotton Exports Estimate

India is expected to have produced 31.2 million bales in the current marketing year ending on September 30, down 14.5 per cent from a year ago, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) said.

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India Set For Record Edible Oil Imports As Scanty Rains Trim Output: Analyst

"Rainfall was scanty over oilseed-growing areas. It will reduce yields of groundnut, soybeans and cotton," said Govindbhai Patel, managing director of trading firm G.G. Patel & Nikhil Research Company.

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Bonus For Cotton Farmers By Gujarat Govt: May Play Crucial Role In Coming Assembly Polls

The Gujarat government had announced 3.5 per cent per pound of bonus for cotton farmers by the state of Gujarat, which roughly translates to Rs 500 per quintal. This announcement has once again started a competition in policy makers to appease farmers. The payment is for farmers that sell their seed cotton to state procurement agencies and is in addition to the minimum support price (MSP) announced by the Government of India

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World Cotton Production Estimates- Uzbekistan, potential Target for Textile Community

International Cotton Advisory Committee’s 77th plenary meeting took place in Uzbekistan. It was an effort by ICAC to explore the huge export potential, the nation has. Uzbekistan came to existence in 1991 and since then it has never been able to opt for a stable export destination for cotton, for instance, it has exported a large amount of cotton to Bangladesh. Now the nation is showing a very strong growth in consumption. It is an opportunity for the blooming textile market of our fastest developing economy

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Gujarat Cotton Farmers To Get Rs 100 Per 20 Kg Bonus

The move will put a financial burden of Rs 1,250 crore on the state exchequer, the release added

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India’s Cotton Fact Sheet @2017

India is the only country to grow all four species of cultivated cotton Gossypium arboreum and herbaceum (Asian cotton), G.barbadense (Egyptian cotton) and G.hirsutum (American Upland cotton)

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Pakistan Resumes Cotton Imports From India: Government Official

The resumption in the cotton trade will help India in exporting surplus, while Pakistan will benefit from cheaper supplies

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Welspun To Closely Monitor Its Egyptian Cotton Business

Welspun India found itself in a spot in August when US retailer Target Corp accused the company of selling cheaper sheets as premium Egyptian cotton for two years, damaging the company's reputation

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India's Cotton Exports To Slump As Pakistan Trims Purchases

The lower shipments to Pakistan from the world's biggest cotton producer will help other suppliers such as Brazil, the United States and some African countries in raising exports

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Indian Cotton Exports To Pakistan Slump Amid Tensions

Indian exporters say the number of inquiries from Pakistan buyers have slowed to a trickle in the last two weeks

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Dirty Laundry: Welspun Tangle Highlights India's Quality Challenge

Questions over the exact provenance of bedsheets sold by Welspun India to America's middle classes have not only wiped $740 million off the firm's market value, but also revived one of Indian manufacturing's enduring headaches: quality

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Welspun India Shares Slump After Target Severs Ties With Company

Shares in Welspun India dropped 20 per cent before trading was halted. The broader Nifty was trading down 0.47 per cent

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Indian Farmers Deal A Blow To Monsanto With Indigenous Cotton

Thousands of cotton farmers across the north of India have switched to the new local variety, spelling trouble for the US-based seed giant

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India Puts Off GM Cotton Seed Order, Easing Pressure On Monsanto

In an order last week, the agriculture ministry said any company providing any new, advanced variety of GM cotton would not be allowed to charge royalties of more than 10 percent of the price of seeds

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India Suspects US Firm Monsanto Abused Dominant Position

US-based Monsanto launched a GM cotton variety in India in 2002 despite opposition from critics who questioned its safety

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