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

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Crisis in Indian Cotton

The Indian cotton sector is in deep distress, thanks to the cumulative effects of drought, increasing costs of cultivation and declining subsidies. This comes at a time when there are growing exportable surpluses globally, and most other producing nations lavish subsidies and market support on their cotton farmers. Immediate steps, such as a temporary halt on imports, higher import duties, and investment in improving varieties are needed in order to resolve the crisis.

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