ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Marketing and Procurement of Cotton

Farmers’ Experiences in Adilabad District of Telangana

The farmers’ experiences related to cotton marketing are analysed based on the field survey data in 10 sample villages of the Adilabad district of Telangana during 2019–20.


The article is a part of the first author’s master’s dissertation entitled “Procurement and Marketing of Cotton in Adilabad District of Telangana State” (unpublished), submitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, to fulfil the partial requirement of the Indian Administrative Service training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration (Mussoorie).


Telangana is one of the top three cotton producing states, next to Maharashtra and Gujarat. Area under cotton and production have been rapidly growing in Telangana over the past two decades (Figure 1). Cotton crop has been expanded in the state by more than threefolds after the introduction of Bt cotton that reduced the biological risks of pest incidence in cotton. Thus, a large area of millets, pulses, and oilseed crops were diverted to cotton crop over the past 20 years. It is important to note that cotton production has increased in the state by about fivefolds over the past 20 years, primarily due to area increase under cotton at higher growth rate than production growth rate over the past two decades (Abhilasha 2020).

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Updated On : 4th Dec, 2021
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