Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gujarat ginners oppose cotton export ban
Gujarat ginners oppose cotton export ban
26
Apr '10
Annoyed over the government's move banning fresh registration of cotton exports till further instructions, the Saurashtra Ginners Association (SGA) decided to go on an indefinite strike. Bhartiya Kisan Sangh has also declared its support to the ginners in the Saurashtra region.

SGA President, Bharat Wala said that, they intend to approach the government with the issue and will plead for the removal of the ban as it concerns farmers. He further said that, if the government does not lift the ban, then over 580 ginners from the Saurashtra region would go on an indefinite strike, starting May 10.

Gujarat exports bulk quantity of cotton, but with a ban on new registrations, cotton prices have declined. “The prices of raw cotton have come down by Rs 20-30 and is valued at Rs 650-670 per 20 kg. This trend is expected to continue in the days to come”, said Wala.

SGA anticipates that, farmers in Gujarat still have inventories of around 2 million bales of cotton. It is also believed that, the total cotton production in the state, during this fiscal year, is likely to touch a figure of 10 million bales, of which Gujarat has currently exported 3.5 million bales.

According to SGA, the Gujarat governments' move will prove beneficial only for the spinners in Southern India.

However, the All Gujarat Ginners Association (AGGA), apex body of cotton ginners in the state, is still indecisive about joining the strike. For now, it seems to be monitoring the situation.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Cabinet okays reforms to boost jobs in made-ups sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

R&D is key to textile industry’s growth: Kavita Gupta

Research and development is the key to the growth of the textiles...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Indonesia may ease procedures for raw material import

In order to boost the competitiveness of the domestic textile...

Interviews View All

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search