Ministry of Textiles19-February, 2014 13:31 IST
Shortage of Cotton in the Country

India is a cotton and yarn surplus country. The Cotton Advisory Board has estimated an availability of 427 lac bales of cotton for the Cotton Season 2013-14, out of which production is 375 lac bales of cotton. The total consumption has been estimated at 297 lac bales with an exportable surplus of 90 lac bales and closing stock of 40 lac bales. The Cotton Yarn Advisory Board has estimated yarn production at 4000 Mn. Kg for the year 2013-14 with an exportable surplus of 1150 Mn. Kg and a closing stock of 215 Mn. Kg.

For the cotton year 2013-14, arrival of 187.90 lac bales of cotton has been reported as on 13th February, 2014 by the Cotton Corporation of India and 2907.88 Mn. Kg of cotton yarn has been produced in the country till December, 2013.

The information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textile Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in the Rajya Sabha today.

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