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and increase the productivity and better prices? Bt cotton’s resistance to attack of pests and insects also brings down the cost of production as farmers need not spend much on pesticides to protect the cropsexperts said State Agriculture Minister Dileep Sanghani claimed that extension of irrigation facilities like taking Narmada water to the farmers’ fields in districts like VadodaraAnandKheda and Surendranagarand similar facilities developed in some of the areas in north Gujarat districts further encouraged farmers to go for cotton cultivation Howeverofficials in the state agriculture department said good monsoon in the last one decade coupled with water conservation projects helped growth of agriculture in the state The monsoon water stored in reservoirs was used by the progressive farmers of the state to go for cotton cultivationofficials said Soit was no wonder that the acreage under cotton saw constant increase from 16 lakh hectares in 2001 It went up to 175 lakh hectares area in 200219 lakh hectares in 200520 lakh hectares in 200623 lakh hectares in 2007 and 24 lakh in 2008 Howeverit went down to 2364 lakh hectares in 2009but again saw an increase to 2464 lakh hectares in 2010 and 2630 lakh hectares in 2011 In 2012the state witnessed the maximum increase and acreage under cotton cultivation which is over 30 lakh hectares The districts where additional areas were brought under cotton cultivation are BharuchVadodaraMehsanaSabarkanthaPatanBanaskantha and all the districts in Saurashtra region Howeverswitching over to cotton hit the cultivation of other crops in the state According to Deputy Director (Agriculture Statistics) J H Sutharit was generally the acreage under wheat and groundnut that was affected by farmers’ new infatuation with cotton crop He said wheat cultivation went down to 13 lakh hectares from 15 lakh hectares earlierand the area under groundnut cultivation also went down by almost 2 lakh hectares With the groundnut prices witnessing a rise nowthe farmers might again switch over to groundnut cultivationhe further said But ex-general manager of Cotton Corporation of IndiaShafi Ahmed Shahsaid Centre’s decision two days ago to bring cotton under OGL might retain the interest of Gujarat farmers in cotton cultivation Rashtriya Kisan Dal secretary H K Thakar said farmers in the state were switching over from food-grain production to cotton because of the high profit For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related News The swami spoke of the contributions that India’s rich vedantic heritage could make in addressing the spiritual challenges of the contemporary world. Eoin Morgan said he’s good at what he does and that he’s a good guy, AFP "We are finding that the corrupters are now focusing on associate members, The incident took place at Latur on Saturday.

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