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Pakistan cotton production reaches 10.72mln bales by mid March

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-03-20 16:00:00 – Multan

Pakistan’s cotton production has increased 9.99 percent reached 10.722 million bales until March 15, 2017, over the same period last year. According to report from Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA), out of the total arrivals, cottonseed (Phutti) to the tune of 10,722,328 bales has undergone the ginning process.

Arrivals in Punjab ginneries were recorded at 6.9 million or 6,935,370 bales, growing by 15.92 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.

Arrivals at ginneries in Sindh was as much as 3.787 million or 3,787,111 bales reached the ginning factories in Sindh, showing a tad increase of 0.56 percent over the same period last year,

The textile mills purchased 10.048 million or 10,048,592 bales, leaving exactly 471,297 bales unsold with the ginneries.

The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), the Agriculture Extension Department (AED), Government of Sindh, and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) have signed a Commitment of Cooperation (CoC) to undertake agriculture specific activities focused on widespread dissemination and promotion of the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) in Sindh.

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