Govt says pink bollworm damaged cotton crop in Maharashtra, Gujarat.

Pink bollworm attacks have damaged cotton crop in parts of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat this kharif season so far. Maharashtra government has directed seed companies to pay a compensation of 3.8 mln rupees to farmers to overcome losses. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have not reported any incidents of pink bollworm attack so far, adding the farm department has recommended farmers to cultivate BT cotton hybrid crop in the current kharif season.