Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton production target likely to be missed this year
Cotton production target likely to be missed this year
15
Jun '10
Owing to dearth in water supply in the canals that irrigate most of the Punjab lands, cotton crop, popularly known as 'white gold' is likely to be adversely affected, as apart from considerable decrease in production, it has also become difficult to meet targets of the cotton-based firms.

As per agricultural experts, the production target of about 10.3 million bales seems to be a distant dream to be achieved this year, owing to a number of reasons, including dearth of water for irrigation.

More than 70 percent of cotton of the entire country is produced in Southern Punjab. But this year, due to water supply shortage in biennial canals might reduce its production till 50 percent, predict agricultural experts.

Right now is the time to irrigate cotton plant; however, due to dearth in water supply in the biennial canals in the area, the crops are adversely affected. More than 70 – 80 percent cotton sowing has been done in Khanewal, Rajanpur, DG Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh and other areas of irrigation.

Another factor adding to the reduction in production, is the electricity cuts, as tube well water cannot replace water supplied via canals for irrigation.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Aug 2017

BRC welcomes clarity on goods flow during Brexit

British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed the greater clarity that ...

Textiles | On 23rd Aug 2017

Picanol records 11% rise in 2017 first half turnover

The Picanol Group, which specialises in the development, production...

Textiles | On 23rd Aug 2017

Kraig delivers first dragon silk fibre to medical firm

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. a leading developer of genetically...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

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

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
67.7%
No
16.1%
Skip
16.1%

Total Votes: 31

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
45.2%
No
35.5%
Skip
19.4%

Total Votes: 31

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.9%
No
6.5%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 31

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
61.3%
No
9.7%
Skip
29.0%

Total Votes: 31


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