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Cotton production estimates revised downwards

  1. News: The Cotton Advisory Board brought down its estimates for domestic cotton production for the current season by 4% and revised upwards its estimates of imports
  2. Reason: Pink Bollworm and Whitefly problems in major cotton producing States such as Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, and part of Maharashtra
  3. Cotton prices: Went up because of China declaring lower stocks and due to speculation
  4. Indian cotton prices this year are 10% more than international prices
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