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Textile Commissioner hints at bumper cotton crop
Jul '11
Following a hike in cultivated area, cotton production is expected to ascend in the new cotton season 2011-12 beginning from October.

This was revealed by Textiles Commissioner, Mr AB Joshi.

Cotton output may surpass 32.5 million bales (1 bale = 170 kg), he said after a meeting of the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB).

The CAB has estimated the cotton crop in the current season at 32.5 million bales.

He added that cotton acreage in the next season is also expected to touch above 11.4 million hectares, the sowing area reported last year.

In its domestic cotton consumption estimate, CAB has reduced overall mill consumption estimates from the earlier 25.8 million bales to 23.6 million bales, considering the slowdown in cotton off take in recent months.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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