Area under cotton is expected to be around 3% lower compared to last year
This year (2012-13), the total production of cotton is estimated to be around 354.25 lakh bales, according to Cotton Association of India.
This year the area under cotton is expected to be around 3% lower compared to last year.
The projected balance sheet drawn by CAI for the year 2012-13 estimated the total cotton supply at 417.46 lakh bales while the domestic consumption is estimated at 266 lakh bales, thus leaving an available surplus of 151.46 lakh bales.
Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) has estimated 33 per cent lower cotton production for Gujarat as compared to last year.