Telangana farmers take to cotton in a big way insted redgram, chilli and turmeric Last year.

The increase in the extent of cotton cultivation this kharif in Telangana, up by over 26.5% compared to last year, has made the State government plan arrangements for the procurement of the fibre crop well in advance, keeping in mind the experience it had last year in the case of redgram, chilli and turmeric. The Agriculture Department has put the extent of cotton cultivation this season at 17.84 lakh hectares, more than half of the 34.42 lakh hectares covered by all crops so far, against 14.10 lakh hectares last year.