Cotton prices have touched a record high of Rs. 8,715 per quintal for superior quality at the Enumamula agriculture market of Warangal district and Rs. 8,500 per quintal at the Jammikunta agriculture market in Karimnagar district. As per the official sources this is the highest price the cotton has got in the last three years due to less production following heavy rains that lashed the state four months back. The high demand for the produce in the international market has also triggered the hike in the prices. Earlier in the beginning of the season, cotton was selling at Rs 6,000 per quintal. However, for the last two months, prices have started increasing and ranged between Rs 7,500 and Rs 8,000 per quintal at the end of November.