Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton growers urge govt to lift cotton export ban
Cotton growers urge govt to lift cotton export ban
May '11
In a last ditch attempt to earn some profit from sales of unsold stock during current season, the cotton cultivators in Gujarat want the Centre to lift the export ban on cotton.

Though the current crop season is about to end, farmers are still left with 20 percent of their produce as unsold stock.

In order to control cotton prices in the domestic market, due to failure of crop in Pakistan and China on account of heavy floods, the Centre had capped cotton exports at 5.5 million bales.

The commodity prices have kept on fluctuating throughout the season and even hit the bottoms during the current month.

The prices have plummeted from Rs. 62,500 per bale in April to Rs. 44,000 in Gujarat, this month. The price of 20 kg cotton lint too has dropped from Rs. 1,425 to Rs. 650.

According to the cotton cultivators, the Centre should raise the export ceiling in view of record production of 12.5 million bales, this season.

Last year cotton exports were capped at 8.5 million bales, but this year when there has been a rise in production, the Centre instead of raising this ceiling, has lowered it.

Of total production of more than one billion cotton bales in the state during this season, farmers are still left with 20 percent of the same. Thus in order that, they make a tidy profit, cotton farmers are urging the government to lift ban on exports.

The state contributes around 30 percent of the country's overall cotton production.

Editorial note - A lot of farmers who had good holding power, had held on to their produce with the expectations of garnering even higher prices. However, cotton prices which have plunged around 30 percent in the last two fortnights, has thrown this lot in to despair.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Polartec

Textiles | On 28th Oct 2016

Polartec innovates most breathable waterproof fabric

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has...

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Teijin Frontier develops Solotex RC lightweight fibre

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd, fibre products converting company and part...

Tosha Hays addressing the conference. Courtesy: College of Family and Consumer Sciences, UGA

Textiles | On 27th Oct 2016

Industry experts discuss future of fabrics at UGA

Industry experts, researchers and military officials discussed the...

Interviews View All

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Pranav Mishra

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

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

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

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search