Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India's cotton output likely to dip in 2012-13 season
India's cotton output likely to dip in 2012-13 season
06
Jul '12
The production of cotton in India is likely to fall significantly by 7.8 percent year-on-year in the 2012-13 cotton season, which begins in October, owing to a decline in cotton sowing during the kharif season.
 
The Ministry of Agriculture estimates the sowing of cotton to have decreased during the kharif season from 1.5 million hectares in 2011-12 to 1.3 million hectares in 2012-13.
 
The reduction in area under cotton cultivation is due to the farmers shifting to growing other crops such as pulses, castor and millets, which are currently fetching good price.
 
As a result, the production of cotton would decline by 7.8 percent year-on-year to 32.2 million bales in 2012-13, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
 
As on July 2 this year, only 0.95 million hectares of field was sown with cotton in Gujarat, as against cotton sowing carried out on 1.2 million hectares of land during the same period in previous season, as per the data with the state’s Department of Agriculture.
 
A similar decline in sowing can be seen in other cotton growing states of India. In Punjab, cotton has been sowed so far on 60,000 hectares, whereas in Haryana it is sown on 59,000 hectares and 54,000 hectares in Rajasthan.
 
In anticipation of better price for their produce, farmers and ginners have started holding back their stock, leading to a decline in arrivals in many markets.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Pakistan imposes duty on Indian fine cotton yarn

A provisional countervailing duty ranging from Rs 26.89 to Rs 55.8 a...

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2017

Union Budget: Textile sector expects excise duty revisions

Excise duty on man-made fibres should be reduced to bring it on par...

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at the inauguration of IIGF in New Delhi with textiles secretary Rashmi Verma and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2017

Ministry to reimburse apparel exporters for state levies

The textile ministry has received a sum of Rs 500 crore from the...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

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
January 2017

January 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