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  Market Highlights Domestic For the 2021-22 season, cotton narma prices have reached Rs. 8500-9000 per quintal in the Anupgarh market of Sri Ganganagar. The minimum support price fixed by the government for medium stable is Rs. 5726 and for long stable Rs. 6025 per quintal.  Trend of cotton arrival in different mandis of Punjab’s southern districts is not indicative of major crop loss at this stage. Initial girdawari inputs submitted last week claimed that standing crop on 4-lakh acres of the 7-lakh acres’ area was severely hit. However, the sale of raw cotton in mandis is inconsonant with the loss projections. Cotton production in Gujarat is likely to grown by 10-12% in the new cotton season begining in october. Despite lower acreage, the output is expected to increase in 2021-22 due to the improved yield following recent spell of rain and favourable climatic conditions. A recent Pan-India survey conducted by a Mumbai-based company dealing in cotton pegged Gujarat’s production at 105

Climate Change: Threat to Our Planet, Ways to ahead for Food Security

  TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY SAVIOUR FOR FARMERS FROM CLIAMTE CHANGE CHALLENGES Climate change is of ultimate concern to economists, ecologists, and agriculturalists as agriculture and climate change closely relate. While farmers have to amend their practices suffering from weather changes,the impact of modern agriculture on climate change cannot be denied. Thus, the connection between industrial agriculture and climate change demands keen attention as the influence is far from beneficial. The accelerating pace of climate change, combined with global population and income growth, threatens food security and agriculture everywhere. Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change. Higher temperatures eventually reduce yields of desirable crops while encouraging weed and pest proliferation. Pest’s management become less effective, heat waves can cause extreme heat stress in crops, which can limit yields. If we look at 2021 monsoon, we witnessed erratic and extreme rainfall events. July &

Status of Cotton Crop 2021: A Case Study in Gujarat

  Introduction: BKC Aggregators has been working in area of weather-focused advisories to the farmers through an app named FASAL SALAH . Through this app, Farmers get advisories based on variety sown, date of sowing and weather forecast of their village. Farmers also send their crop pictures as prescribed. This App uses artificial intelligence for image processing of farmers sent pictures and crop modelling analytics, which BKC has established for calculation of yield and health of the crop well before the harvest. The service has been in successful operations with a large number of farmers. FASAL SALAH App , Our Crop monitoring technology is unique using bottoms up approach at field level and correlating ground realities with real-time crop vegetation index monitored via spectral analysis of high-resolution satellite images for different fields and crops. This enables to track positive and negative dynamics of crop development much more realistically. This way it is more reali