Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistan's cotton output may decline this year: Minister
Pakistan's cotton output may decline this year: Minister
13
Dec '12
Mr. Makhdoom Shahbuddin
Mr. Makhdoom Shahbuddin
The production of cotton in Pakistan is likely to decline during the current crop season, Minister for Textile Industry Makhdoom Shahabuddin has said.
 
Speaking in the National Assembly, the Minister said as per the estimates of the Cotton Crop Assessment Committee, Pakistan is likely to produce 12.666 million bales, compared to production of 13.59 bales last season.
 
The Minister attributed the decline in cotton production to an eight percent reduction in cultivation area during 2012-13, because of lack of availability of water at the time of harvest.
 
The low prices of cotton last year and crop damage caused due to floods and canal breaches in cotton growing areas of Punjab and Sindh were also cited as reasons for dip in the country’s cotton production this year.
 
The Minister highlighted the steps taken by the Government to increase cotton production, which includes introduction of high-yield varieties with good fibre characteristics and making good quality certified seeds available to the farmers. As a result, cotton yields have gone up from 724.7 kg per hectare in 2010-11 cotton marketing season to 815.34 kg per hectare in last season.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Jun 2017

Amazon intends to keep investing and growing in India

American online retail giant Amazon intends to keep investing and...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports cross $10bn till May

Vietnam earned $10... billion from textile and garment exports in the ...

Textiles | On 29th Jun 2017

Indian textile industry will reach new milestone by 2020

By 2020, textile technologies will be highly advanced not only with...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X