Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton acreage set to increase in Gujarat – expert
Cotton acreage set to increase in Gujarat – expert
01
Jul '10
Cotton sowing activities have picked up in the state of Gujarat, which is considered the cotton bowl of India, helped by pre-monsoon rains in various parts of the state. Gujarat has the distinction of being the biggest cotton exporter state of India.

Cotton experts are of the opinion that, cotton acreage may increase in the 2010-11 cotton season, due to the high cotton prices that have prevailed, ever since the 2009-10 cotton season began and which have shot up buy 25-30 percent since January 2010.

Mr Arun Dalal, a reputed cotton trader of Gujarat, who spoke to fibre2fashion, said, “Due to the increase in the prices of cotton, area under cotton is expected to increase from 2.5 million hectares in the previous cotton season to 2.8 million hectares in the new season”.

“He added by saying, “Farmers are getting jittery over the fact that it has not started raining yet, but actually the rainy season begins in June end or beginning of July. But if rains do not fall within a week then there are chances that seeds will be spoilt due to hot weather”.

“In Maharashtra and Gujarat, sowing of Bt cotton is increasing day by day. There are atleast 250 varieties of Bt cotton seeds but the duplicate seeds are also mixed and so we don't get the required results, because of which the yield will be lower”, he concluded by saying.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

India’s WPI inflation rises to 3.39% in December 2016

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price...

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2017

EC proposes enhanced market access for Sri Lanka

The European Commission (EC) has proposed that a significant part of...

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2017

Producing contamination free cotton biggest task: CCI

Producing contamination free cotton is the biggest task for the...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

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

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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