Cotton body retains output for the year at 354 lakh bales on improved prospects in Maharashtra, Telangana
Even as a large part of the cotton growing region in Gujarat faces pink bollworm infestation, casting a shadow on the crop outlook, the improved prospects in Maharashtra and Telangana, will help India retain its overall cotton output for the 2019-20 season at 354.5 lakh bales (each of 170 kg).
Fish production witnesses growth in AP, Kerala; declines in Karnataka, Gujarat
Fish production increased in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and West Bengal, and came down in states such as Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu during 2018-19.
In a written reply to Shobha Karandlaje, Member of Parliament from Udupi-Chikmagaluru Lok Sabha constituency, in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, said fish production in the country increased from 10.26 million tonnes in 2014-15 to 13.34 million tonnes in 2018-19. The production stood at 12.59 mt and 11.43 mt in 2017-18 and 2016-17, respectively.