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The Second Meeting of Cotton Advisory Board for the Cotton Season 2016-17 was held today i.e. on 18.08.2017 under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner of India, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Representatives from Central Govt., State Govt., Textile Industry, Cotton Trade and Ginning & Pressing Sector attended the meeting. The Cotton scenario was deliberated, also State-wise Area, Production, Import, Export and Consumption of Cotton were discussed. Besides this, interventions for increasing cotton production and productivity were discussed.

 

The state-wise area, Cotton Production and the Balance Sheet drawn by the Cotton Advisory Board for the Cotton Season 2015-16 and provisional  data for the cotton season  2016-17 was decided as below:

 

Cotton Balance Sheet for the cotton season  2015-16  and 2016-17 as drawn by CAB

as on 18.08.2017

 

Particulars

2015-16 *

2016-17 (P) *

(In lakh bales of 170 kg. Each)

(in Thousand Tons)

(In lakh bales of 170 kg. Each)

(in Thousand Tons)

SUPPLY

 

 

 

 

Opening Stock

66.00

1122.00

36.44

619.48

Crop

332.00

5644.00

345.00

5865.00

Import

22.79

387.43

26.00

442.00

TOTAL SUPPLY

420.79

7153.43

407.44

6926.48

DEMAND

.

 

 

 

Mill Consumption

270.20

4593.40

267.00

4539.00

S.S.I Consumption

27.08

460.36

27.00

459.00

Non Textile Consumption

18.00

306.00

17.50

297.50

Export

69.07

1174.19

60.00

1020.00

TOTAL DEMAND

384.35

6533.95

371.50

6315.50

Closing Stock.

36.44

619.48

35.94

610.98

P-Provisional

 

* - As estimated by CAB in its meeting held on 18.08.2017

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