The Union Minister of State for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that there is no such information. There is adequate availability of cotton as the estimated production in the country is 341.91 lakh bales and estimated consumption is 311 lakh bales. The year-wise cotton production in the country for the last five years are as under:
|Cotton Production (In lakh bales)||370.00||333.00||365.00||352.48||312.03||341.91|
Ministry of Textiles is constantly engaged with all the stakeholders including Department of Agriculture on enhancing productivity of cotton by promoting advanced technologies through holistic planning from farm to fashion.