Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistan cotton output to fall on water scarcity
Pakistan cotton output to fall on water scarcity
25
May '12
A 50 percent reduction in water availability is likely to bring down Pakistan's cotton output for the current season by 15 percent or over 2.2 million bales.

In Pakistan, the new cotton sowing season has begun after the country produced bumper crop last season. But, cotton production in the new season is not expected to touch last season levels owing to dearth of water.

According to President of Farmers Association of Pakistan, Dr. Mohammad Tariq Bucha, water shortage and low prices of cotton would lead to a fall in area under cotton cultivation this season.

During the last season, the average price that cotton fetched hovered around Pk Rs. 1,900 per maund, which was much below its average production cost of Pk Rs. 2,700 per maund, but the Government did not intervene, Dr. Bucha said. He added that farmers would not be interested in cultivating cotton this season, unless the seed industry is regulated.

He said water crisis has become a usual thing for farmers in the country, but no one, including the political parties, is paying any heed to the issue. Now, there is shortage of water for feeding cotton plantations, which is certain to hit the crop.

Dr. Bucha said some of the cotton seed varieties were high yielding, but the prevailing water crisis and fall in commodity prices would cause the country to turn to be an importer of cotton this season.

According to the agriculture department of Sindh, so far cotton sowing has been undertaken on 45 percent of the targeted area in the region, while cotton sowing was completed on 49 percent of targeted area by this time last year.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 29th Mar 2017

Li & Fung introduces new 3-year plan 2017-2019

Li & Fung Limited has outlined its next Three-Year Plan (2017-2019)...

Courtesy: Carrington

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Carrington Workwear signs JV with TMG Textiles

Carrington Workwear, one of the largest producers of workwear fabrics ...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Mar 2017

Indonesian garment exports to remain stable in 2017: API

Garment exports from Indonesia are likely to remain stable this year...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search