ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Early announcement of support prices is welcome as it will help cotton growers to plan their plantation programme. But the hefty hike in support prices cannot by itself make any significant impact on production. Since hardly one-fourth of the area under cotton is irrigated, production is dependent on the timely supply of crucial inputs and the behaviour of the monsoon right from the commencement of sowing operations till the harvest time. Prices have seldom been a serious constraint on production. The ruling prices of kapas are 40 to 80 per cent above the support prices for 1988-89, depending on the variety. And the spread is much bigger in terms of lint

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