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Pakistan's cotton production way behind target this year
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Oct '14
Pakistan is way behind the target set for cotton production for the crop season of 2014-15, due to the flood that damaged the standing cotton, said the Cotton Crop Assessment Committee (CCAC), the Express Tribune reported.

According to the reports from the first meeting of the CCAC for the 2014-15 crop season, the total cotton production would stand at 13.539 million bales of 170 kg each, against the target of 15.1 million bales set by the Government of Pakistan.

The expected crop size in 2014-15 season in Punjab is 9.5380 million bales, Sindh 3.60 million bales, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 0.0015 million bales, and Balochistan 0.4000 million bales, according to CCAC estimate.

Representative from the Crop Reporting Service Department, Punjab, who was present in the meeting, said the target for cotton area was set at 2.428 million hectare during the current season, while cotton was sown on 2.352 million hectares, which is 3.13 percent less than the target set.

However, according to reports, the current year floods damaged standing cotton on around 86,000 acres in the Punjab province. Cotton crop in the province was much better than last year and Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) was also significantly less. The province was expected to produce around 9.53 million bales despite damages due to floods.

“Since Pakistan is signatory to various international laws, obligations, we must focus on producing better cotton to not only benefit farmers in reducing the cost of production but also in exporting it at higher prices,” said Rukhsana Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textile Industry.

Ms. Rukhsana also directed the immediate initiation of a pilot project for construction of a ginning factory in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to overcome the problem of cotton marketing in the province. (GK)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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