Indian cotton production estimated fall to 321 lakh bales

Related Keywords: cotton, Cotton Association of India, cotton crop, cotton season, cotton supply, export, farmers, India, production, Slow growth in domestic consumption

India
Indian cotton production estimated fall to 321 lakh bales
Summary: 
Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its March estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-9 beginning from 1st October 2018. The CAI has estimated cotton crop for 2018-19 at 321 lakh bales of 170 kgs each which is lower by 7 lakh

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has released its March estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-9 beginning from 1st October 2018. The CAI has estimated cotton crop for 2018-19 at 321 lakh bales of 170 kgs each which is lower by 7 lakh bales than its previous estimate of 328 lakh bales made during last month.

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APTMA suggests withdrawal of custom duty and sales tax on the import of cotton and polyester staple fibre

Related Keywords: cotton and Polyester Staple Fibre, cotton crop, Cotton Yarns, import levies, raw cotton, spinning industry, Textile Industry

Lahore
Summary: 
The APTMA spokesman has expressed alarm over the cut of regulatory duty on the import of cotton yarns from 10% to 5. The duty was charged to restrict strident increase in import of undervalue and subsidized cotton yarn entering in our domestic commerce. APTMA spokesman termed it as contrary to the cascading principle of tariff, saying that the domestic spinning industry is fighting for its survival as both its major raw materials i.e. cotton and Polyester Staple Fibre are strained with the imposition of import levies despite shortage in domestic production.

The APTMA spokesman has expressed alarm over the cut of regulatory duty on the import of cotton yarns from 10% to 5. The duty was charged to restrict strident increase in import of undervalue and subsidized cotton yarn entering in our domestic commerce. APTMA spokesman termed it as contrary to the cascading principle of tariff, saying that the domestic spinning industry is fighting for its survival as both its major raw materials i.e. cotton and Polyester Staple Fibre are strained with the imposition of import levies despite shortage in domestic production.

https://nation.com.pk/19-Oct-2018/aptma-urges-govt-to-withdraw-st-on-cotton-psf-import
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Ample rains strike cotton crop in 11 districts of Telangana

Related Keywords: Confederation of Farmers’ Association, cotton, cotton crop, cotton-growing, kharif season, seeds

Hyderabad
Summary: 
Farmers in the state grew cotton in about 42 lakh acres this kharif, despite losses in the last season due to the virulent attack of pink bollworm. Malla Reddy said that, “Losses in Adilabad would be much higher as heavy rains lashed the cotton-growing district,” Telangana Rythu Sangham leader, Adilabad district recorded 1,112 mm of rainfall, while Jogulamba Gadwal district received the lowest rainfall of 216.7 mm. Official figures put the crop losses in Adilabad district at 1.25 lakh acres. He said that, “The rains were not well spread out and were not timely. There were either no rains or insufficient rains.”

Farmers in the state grew cotton in about 42 lakh acres this kharif, despite losses in the last season due to the virulent attack of pink bollworm. Malla Reddy said that, “Losses in Adilabad would be much higher as heavy rains lashed the cotton-growing district,” Telangana Rythu Sangham leader, Adilabad district recorded 1,112 mm of rainfall, while Jogulamba Gadwal district received the lowest rainfall of 216.7 mm. Official figures put the crop losses in Adilabad district at 1.25 lakh acres. He said that, “The rains were not well spread out and were not timely.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/cotton-crop-in-telangana-hit-by-extensive-rains/article24760527.ece
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Reduction in cotton prices

Related Keywords: commodity prices, cotton, cotton crop, cotton markets, cotton prices, ginneries, phutti, yield

Karachi
Summary: 
The world leading cotton markets gave mixed trend with New York cotton closing steady and Chinese cotton moved lower. The following deals were reported to have changed hands on ready counter: 4,000 bales, station Tando Adam, at Rs 8,900 to Rs 9,200;1,000 bales, Hyderabad, at Rs 9,000 to 9100; 1,600 bales, Sanghar, at Rs 8,900 to Rs 9,100; 2,000 bales, Shahdadpur, at Rs8,950 to Rs9,200; 1,000 bales, Kotri, at Rs8,900 to Rs9,100; 200 bales, Haroonabad, at Rs 8,900; 200 bales, Burewala, at Rs 8,900; 200 bales, Jhang, at Rs 8,950; and 200 bales, Chichawatni, at Rs 8,950.

The world leading cotton markets gave mixed trend with New York cotton closing steady and Chinese cotton moved lower. The following deals were reported to have changed hands on ready counter: 4,000 bales, station Tando Adam, at Rs 8,900 to Rs 9,200;1,000 bales, Hyderabad, at Rs 9,000 to 9100; 1,600 bales, Sanghar, at Rs 8,900 to Rs 9,100; 2,000 bales, Shahdadpur, at Rs8,950 to Rs9,200; 1,000 bales, Kotri, at Rs8,900 to Rs9,100; 200 bales, Haroonabad, at Rs 8,900; 200 bales, Burewala, at Rs 8,900; 200 bales, Jhang, at Rs 8,950; and 200 bales, Chichawatni, at Rs 8,950.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1423945/commodities-cotton-prices-move-lower
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Farmers to take up cotton as substitute to toor according to the Agriculture Department

Related Keywords: 000 hectares, 18, Agriculture Department, cotton, cotton crop, cotton seeds, fields for harvesting, over 1 lakh bales worth Rs. 300 crore, several irrigation projects

Karnataka
Summary: 
Mr. Manjunath said that currently cotton is cultivated on around 18,000 hectares in the district and the department plans to expand it to around 40,000 hectares this year. Admitting that lack of mechanisation and pests have been discouraging the farmers from cultivating cotton in the district despite conducive atmosphere, Mr. Manjunath said that Tamil Nadu has invented handy machines to pluck cotton.

Mr. Manjunath said that currently cotton is cultivated on around 18,000 hectares in the district and the department plans to expand it to around 40,000 hectares this year. Admitting that lack of mechanisation and pests have been discouraging the farmers from cultivating cotton in the district despite conducive atmosphere, Mr. Manjunath said that Tamil Nadu has invented handy machines to pluck cotton.

https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/plans-afoot-to-promote-cotton-planting/article24424268.ece
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Death of cotton plants if rainwater remains stagnant in the cotton field for over 48 hours

Related Keywords: and fodder crops, cotton, cotton crop, cotton field, cotton plants, mulching method, Punjab agriculture department, rainwater from cotton fields, rice

Lahore
Summary: 
A spokesman for the department said that mulching method must be adopted to keep the temperature of land moderate and as it also helps in minimum wastage of water from land and he also suggested the growers that big plants should be watered with an interval of 10 to 12 days while small plants five to six days.

A spokesman for the department said that mulching method must be adopted to keep the temperature of land moderate and as it also helps in minimum wastage of water from land and he also suggested the growers that big plants should be watered with an interval of 10 to 12 days while small plants five to six days.

Punjab Agriculture Department has advised fruit growers to ensure proper care of fruit plants during the hot weather to get good quality fruit.

https://nation.com.pk/26-Jun-2018/stagnant-rainwater-dangerous-for-cotton-crop
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Pak cotton cultivation witnesses 18pc rise in current sowing season

Related Keywords: cotton crop, cotton cultivation witnessed, crop growing area, crop season, eighteen percent rise, export purposes, fixed a target to cultivate the cotton crop, fulfill domestic requirements, over an area of three point eleven million hectares, Pakistan government, Textile Industry

Islamabad
Pak cotton cultivation witnesses 18pc rise in current sowing season
Summary: 
The Pakistan government has fixed a target to cultivate the cotton crop over an area of 3.11 million hectares during the crop season 2017/18 to fulfill the domestic requirements of the commodity, as well as for export purposes, said Dr Khalid Abdullah, cotton commissioner in the ministry of textile industry on Wednesday.

The Pakistan government has fixed a target to cultivate the cotton crop over an area of 3.11 million hectares during the crop season 2017/18 to fulfill the domestic requirements of the commodity, as well as for export purposes, said Dr Khalid Abdullah, cotton commissioner in the ministry of textile industry on Wednesday.

During the current sowing season, Pakistan cotton cultivation witnessed 18 percent increase across the crop growing areas as compared to the sowing during the corresponding period of the last year.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/206412-Cotton-sowing-witnesses-18pc-increase
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Farmers likely to increase acreage under cotton

Related Keywords: cotton crop, current fiscal, demand for cotton, especially by mills, farmers, fetch relatively higher prices, higher output, increase acreage under cotton, International cotton advisory committee, rising and result in consistent fall in year-end stocks of cotton, sustain remuneration levels

Mumbai
Farmers likely to increase acreage under cotton
Summary: 
With cotton crop able to fetch relatively higher prices in 2016-17 and is expected to sustain remuneration levels in the current fiscal as demand for cotton, especially by mills, is also rising and is likely to result in a consistent fall in year-end stocks of cotton, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). Farmers are likely to increase acreage under cotton, resulting in higher output going forward.

With cotton crop able to fetch relatively higher prices in 2016-17 and is expected to sustain remuneration levels in the current fiscal as demand for cotton, especially by mills, is also rising and is likely to result in a consistent fall in year-end stocks of cotton, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). Farmers are likely to increase acreage under cotton, resulting in higher output going forward.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/cotton-output-set-to-rise-with-increased-sowing-globally-117050200467_1.html
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Pakistan fixes target of 14.4m cotton bales

Related Keywords: as well as exports, cotton crop, cotton crop production target fixed at fourteen point forty million bales, current sowing season, decided to cultivate cotton crop over three point hundred and eighteen million hectares of land, Pakistan to fulfill the domestic requirements

Islamabad
Pakistan fixes target of 14.4m cotton bales
Summary: 
Pakistan to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as exports has decided to cultivate cotton crop over 3.118 million hectares of land during the current sowing season (2017-18).

Pakistan to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as exports has decided to cultivate cotton crop over 3.118 million hectares of land during the current sowing season (2017-18).

Cotton Commissioner Dr Khalid Abdullah said that cotton crop is to be cultivated over 2.429 million hectares of land in Punjab, where as in Sindh it would be sown over 0.650 million hectares of land during the current season.

Meanwhile, the cotton crop would be cultivated over 0.038 million hectares of land in Balochistan and on about 0.001 million hectares in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively.

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/04-Apr-17/cotton-target-fixed-at-144m-bales
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Pakistan expects around 11.2 million bales of cotton output this year

Related Keywords: cotton crop, cotton output, cotton prices, cotton production

Pakistan
Pakistan expects around 11.2 million bales of cotton output this year
Summary: 
Pakistan expects 11.2 million bales of cotton output this season as compared to 10 million bales produced last year.

Pakistan expects 11.2 million bales of cotton output this season as compared to 10 million bales produced last year.

According to sources, the selling price of cotton seeds from Rs 3,000 to 3,200 per 40-KG encouraged farmers to cultivate cotton crops on more land and enhance the cotton production in this season,

The experts and scientists helped train more than 8,000 farmers to overcome losses of cotton crops and evolved measures against the virus which harmed the cotton crops in the past.

http://nation.com.pk/business/01-Oct-2016/up-to-11-2-million-bales-of-cotton-production-expected-this-season
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