The internet holds a vast amount of information about India and cotton farming. Learn more by exploring these external links.
- Census India
Official Web site for India’s census data.
- CIA – The World Factbook: Country Profile
Authoritative source for country profiles, using data compiled by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Economic and Political Weekly
Published in Mumbai, this weekly enjoys a reputation for independent scholarship and critical inquiry.
- The Hindu
Online edition of India’s national newspaper.
- India Together
In-depth information and news covering fifteen major topics over fifteen states.
- The Times of India
One of India’s principal dailies.
INFORMATION ON MAHARASHTRA
- Government of Maharashtra
Official Web site of the state of Maharashtra.
- Government of Maharashtra’s Welfare Program
This division of the Government of Maharashtra provides information on special programs created to assist farmers.
- Kishore Tiwari’s blog: follows suicides in Vidarbha
A farmer’s advocate follows the ongoing crisis.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
This UN organization leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.
- Foreign Agricultural Services of the US Department of Agriculture: Cotton, Oilseeds, Tobacco and Seeds Division
This division contributes to the objectives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Foreign Agricultural Service by promoting the export of traditional and new-to-market COTS commodities.
- International Cotton Advisory Committee
The main objective of the ICAC is to promote a healthy world cotton economy. The Committee achieves its mission by providing transparency to the world cotton market, by serving as a clearing house for technical information on cotton production and by serving as a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance.
- International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
Not-for-profit organization facilitates the transfer of new technologies to developing countries and shares information and experiences on crop biotechnology through global information centers.
- National Cotton Council of America
The National Cotton Council of America’s mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactured product markets at home and abroad.
- Organic Exchange
Charitable organization committed to expanding organic agriculture, with a specific focus on increasing the production and use of organically grown fibers such as cotton.
- US Department of Agriculture: Statistics Section
Provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.
COTTON IN INDIA
- Agriculture Resource Center
Comprehensive Web site provides information on all things related to agriculture in India.
- Central Institute for Cotton Research
A division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, this institute conducts basic and strategic research on cotton to improve yield, fiber quality and by-products.
- Cotton Corporation of India
CCI supplements the efforts of the Ministry of Agriculture in achieving higher cotton production and improvement in its quality.
- Cotton in India
Web site founded by a group of Indian media and infotech professionals in Dubai in 1998 to enhance global business interests in India by disseminating facts and informed insights.
- Maharashtra Cotton Federation
Web site of the Maharashtra Cotton Growers Federation (MAHACOT).
- PBS FRONTLINE/WORLD: Seeds of Suidice. India’s Desperate Farmers
Trying to keep up with the latest pest-resistant seeds, farmers find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of pesticides that don’t work, drought and debt.
- PBS NEWSHOUR: Agricultural Problems Lead to Farmer Suicides in India
Farming in India has become difficult and costly, leading to thousands of farmers taking their own lives. The NewsHour reports on why the industry has become so challenging and what farmers are doing to get through this tough period.