Thursday, October 20, 2011

1.95 Lac Quintals of Cotton arrives in Sirsa Mandi

1.95 Lac Quintals of Cotton arrives in Sirsa Mandi
20 October, 2011
Pictures & Videos: Amar Singh Jyani, GS Mann.
Mandis in Sirsa district have so far witnessed arrival of over 1.95 lakh quintals of cotton crop , which is the highest cotton arrival in the Mandis all across the state.  While stating this here today, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Yudhbir Singh said that cotton had arrived in all the five Mandis of Sirsa. The highest of over 88,000 quintals of cotton has arrived in local mandi followed by 43,602 quintals in Kallanwali, 30940 quintals in Dabwali, 29914 quintals in Ellenabad and 2978 quintals in Ding Mandi. He said that cotton was cultivated over an area of 2.10 lakh hectares in Sirsa district in view of its remunerative prices and abundant production. Last year cotton was cultivated over an area of 1.89 lakh hectares and this year the area under cotton had increased by 21,000 hectares.  Cotton was cultivated over an area of 5.98 lakh hectares all over the state. Sirsa alone had 35 per cent of area under cotton cultivation as compared to total area of cotton cultivation in the  state. The target of cotton productivity had been fixed as 24 quintals per hectare this year as against 19.4 quintals per hectare achieved last year, he added.  He said that the target of achieving total production of over 50 lakh quintals of cotton had been fixed in the Sirsa district as compared to over 36 lakh quintals of cotton produced last year. The district had generated revenue of over Rs 32 crore by way of market fee in the last kharif season and cotton crop amounting to Rs 800 crore was sold in various mandis of the district.

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