Telangana zooms ahead of Gujarat and becomes the second-biggest state in cotton acreage, a position that was held by Gujarat till now. This is not all. Telangana is now looking forward to increasing cotton cultivation area by another 15-20 lakh acres in the approaching kharif season. This will take the total cotton area to 75-80 lakh acres.
Looking at the positive situation, Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao has urged the Agriculture Department to arrange for mobilising cotton seeds needed for the upcoming kharif season. Generally, farmers use two packets of seeds with 450 grams each in one acre. So, the total requirement goes to 1.50-1.60 crore packets.
Telangana state had experimented with Regulated Cropping System last year and the results were astounding. The state increased cotton acreage to a whopping 60 lakh acres from 46 lakh acres (in 2019).