Rains hit cotton crop in Punjab;1.82 lakh acre area affected

IBN Live (September 7, 2011) | At this stage, weather should remain clear for harvesting of the crop otherwise arrival will be delayed, Haryana Agriculture Department, Joint Director, R C Punia said. Cotton crop, though in small quantities, have started arriving in both Punjab and Haryana. The arrival is expected to pick up after September 20. Punjab has an area under cotton at 5.75 lakh hectares, up by 92,000 hectares (19 per cent) against last year’s area.