Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton farmers reaping rewards of high yield
Cotton farmers reaping rewards of high yield
Oct '08
Even though textile industry of the country is facing tough time due to international trade crunch, agriculture sector, especially cotton is contributing its share to help tackle the problem.

Cotton yield this year had been really good, resulting in high exports of cotton.

With the arrival of new cotton at the Jammikunta agricultural market yard, farmers are able to secure around Rs3,200 per quintal for A grade cotton from private traders, although Minimum Support Price (MSP) is fixed at Rs3,000.

In an exclusive interview with Fibre2fashion, Mr T Sammi Reddy, Chairman, Jammikunta Agricultural Market Committee, told, “Ginners and traders are procuring cotton directly from the farmers, and due to high demand they are ready to obtain even at higher prices. For the grade B quality cotton, the farmers are getting Rs2,600 per quintal where as the MSP is Rs2,500 per quintal.”

Mr Reddy further informed that cotton production this year had been on the higher side. Till now around 20,000 quintal of cotton has arrived in the market and around 0.4 – 0.5 million quintal of cotton is expected in the whole season.

Around 10,000 – 12,000 quintal of cotton worth Rs10 million is purchased at Jammikunta Agricultural Market on daily basis.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Textile industry can boost South African economy: Minister

The textile industry is one of the most strategic platforms through...

Courtesy: Invista

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Invista explores alternatives for apparel & textile trade

Invista, one of the world's largest integrated producers of chemical...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Deepak Jain

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

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

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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