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Pink Bollworm infestation in Bhatinda.

As per the State Agriculture Department data, all the 14 blocks of Bhatinda and Mansa have reported the Pink Bollworm infestation in cotton. Around 3.25 lakh hectares is under cotton cultivation in Punjab, out of that nearly 5 percent of the area is under the Bathinda (96,000 hectares) and Mansa (65,000 hectares) is under pest attack. According to the agricultural officials, there is no serious threat to cotton production. The maiden picking of the three-picking cycle of cotton is expected to begin after September 15 whereas farmers have started harvesting in the early-sown fields.