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Increasing cotton output not an easy goal – expert
Oct '10
The Government has devised a strategy to boost the cotton cultivation acreage to 76,000 hectares, while raising its production to 60,000 tons, within the next 10 years. However, there are many roadblocks in the way of realizing this goal, an expert said.

According to the expert, as cotton cultivation has not been paying back greatly over the last few years, hence it was not very easy to persuade the cultivators to take up cotton production. Also, even in the regions segregated as cotton cultivation zones, enough land is not available for cultivating the crop.

If this strategy works, it would boost the cotton cultivation acreage from current 8,000ha to 30,000ha by 2015 and further to 76,000ha by 2020. Meanwhile, the crop production is also seen to grow from last year's 1,500 tons to 60,000 tons.

This plan involving an investment of VNÐ9 trillion ($474 million), was taken up in view of the distressing fall in the area under cotton cultivation.

Quite contrarily, there has been a persistent rise in the demand for cash crop. Further, as against the textile industry's demand for around 350,000 tons of cotton for current year, the country has been able to produce only two percent of the same, thus compelling the industry to import the rest.

Also, dip in production and low yield rates of the crop have caused a large number of cultivators to switch to cultivation of other crops in the last few years.

Experts stated that, whereas the cotton production was already low, and the drift was likely to persist for the reason that, the crop was mainly cultivated on barren land.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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