Articles tagged under: Cotton

Cotton export from India likely to increase by 20%: CAB

July 25, 2018
Cotton export from India likely to increase by 20%: CAB

New Delhi: The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) has estimated that during the current cotton season of October, 2017 to September, 2018, the export of cotton from India is likely to increase by 20% over last year and is expected to touch 70 lakh bales by September, 2018. From October, 2017 to April 2018, the total amount of cotton exported from India was 51.21 lakh bales. CAB has estimated that the cotton production for the current cotton season will be 370 lakh bales.   Domestic price...Read More

Rs 110 crore cotton spinning plant opens near Surat

June 01, 2017

Surat: Rs 110 crore newly built cotton spinning plant of The Surat Vankar Sahkari Sangh was inaugurated today by minister of state for cooperatives Ishwarbhai Patel near Magrol. The new spinning plant has created job opportunities for local rural youths. Surat Vankar Sahkari Sangh which is functional since 1948 will produce quality yarn in this plant. Speaking on this occasion, Rajnikant Bachkaniwala, the president of The Surat Vankar Sahkari Sangh spoke about 70-year journey of Sahkari Sang...Read More

Pakistan lifts ban on Indian cotton imports

December 08, 2016
Pakistan lifts ban on Indian cotton imports

From M Zulqernain Lahore: Pakistan has lifted an "undeclared" ban on import of ginned cotton from India, days after rejecting a consignment of 10,000 bales of cotton from India citing violation of plant quarantine rules by importers. Earlier, the Department of Plant Protection (DPP) of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research put cotton imports from India on hold through Wagah and Karachi port from November 23, saying the shipments did not fulfil phyto- sanitary conditions, Dawn n...Read More

Pakistan rejects 10,000 bales of Indian cotton consignment

December 07, 2016
Pakistan rejects 10,000 bales of Indian cotton consignment

Karachi: Amidst Indo-Pak tensions, Pakistan has rejected a consignment of 10,000 bales of cotton worth USD 3.3 million from India citing violation of plant quarantine rule by importers. The shipment of ginned cotton at Karachi Port was imported by seven textile mills. It was rejected by the Plant Quarantine and Certification Services Office, Ministry of National Food Security and Research Department of Plant Protection, Dawn newspaper reported. The rejection sent shock waves in the textile...Read More

Cotton output to grow 4% in 2016-17; export to be hit

October 24, 2016
Cotton output to grow 4% in 2016-17; export to be hit

Mumbai: Cotton production is estimated to increase by 3.84 per cent in the 2016-17 season (beginning from October 1) to 351 lakh bales compared to the previous year, a top Central Government official said today. Cotton production in 2015-16 season stood at 338 lakh bales (of 170 kg each), Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta told reporters here after the season's first meeting of the Cotton Advisory Board. "The increase in production is mainly estimated on the basis of good monsoon, no pest a...Read More

Domestic cotton prices likely to ease in coming months

October 23, 2016
Domestic cotton prices likely to ease in coming months

Mumbai:After riding high in July and August, domestic cotton prices are expected to ease in the coming months due to arrival of new crop coupled with lower consumption and exports in the current season, says a report. Cotton prices in futures market have been trending down since last month. They are however still on the higher side at Rs 19,650 per bale. The prices are 25 per cent higher as compared to last year for the same period. "The major factors which will decide cotton prices i...Read More

Monsanto drops plan to launch next gen GM cotton seed in India

August 25, 2016

New Delhi: US biotechnology major Monsanto on Thursday said it has withdrawn application seeking approval for the next generation genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India because of regulatory uncertainties. The application seeking environment clearance for commercial cultivation of 'Bollgard-II Roundup Ready Flex technology' was withdrawn on July 6. "Our decision to suspend this introduction in India is an outcome of the uncertainty in the business and regulatory environment, whi...Read More

Cabinet approves MSP hike for Cotton, pulses other Kharif Crops

June 01, 2016

New Delhi The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for Kharif Crops of 2016-17 season. The prices would be effective from 1.10.2016. The higher MSPs would increase investment and production through assured remunerative prices to farmers. The approved MSP is based on recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) which takes into account the cost of pr...Read More

Fire in ginning mill, go-down, cotton worth crores gutted

May 16, 2016

Rajkot Raw Cotton and its products worth crores were gutted in two incidents of industrial fire in Jasdan taluka of Rajkot today. A fire broke out in a private ginning mill situated near Jangvad village on Babra road. Fire fighters controlled it after hours of efforts. Another such incident took place in a go-down on Aatkot road where an estimated 3000 to 4000 bales of cotton (each weighing around 100 kg ) was kept. Fire fighters from Rajkot, Gondal and Jasdan controlled the...Read More

‘Cotton exports may rise 21% to 70 lakh bales in 2015-16’

February 02, 2016

Mumbai Cotton exports are expected to rise by 21.27 per cent to 70 lakh bales (170 kg each) during the 2015-16 season, mostly due to rise in demand from Pakistan, a senior official said today. Exports during the previous cotton season, which begins from October 1, stood at 57.72 lakh bales, Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta told reporters here. "The demand in Pakistan has grown due to crop damage in Punjab region. Almost 33 per cent of cotton crop in Pakistan has been damaged from white...Read More