Muktsar district, Punjab

Kinnow farmers switch to cotton and other crops

As the kinnow crop was badly affected by a sudden rise in temperature during its flowering stage in March and by the later closures of canals, some orchardists have this year grown cotton in their semi-arid orchards in this south-western part of Punjab.

The kinnow growers are expecting just about 20-25 per cent yield this year. Notably, the coloured kinnow starts coming in the market in November. Some kinnow growers said the fruit traders were now finalising advanced deals of kinnow for Rs 30-35 per kg of quality product. The price last year had remained just about Rs 20-25 per kg.

[ Rs 100 = €1.20 ]


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