Cotton Current Affairs - 2019

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Advance Estimates of Production of Major Crops for 2018-19

The second advance estimates for the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 been released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

Data on Production of Food Crops

Foodgrains  –  281.37 million tonnes.
  • Rice  –  115.60  million tonnes. (record)
  • Nutri / Coarse Cereals – 42.64 million tonnes.
  • Maize  –  27.80 million tonnes.
  • Pulses  –  24.02 million tonnes.
  • Tur  –  3.68 million tonnes.
  • Gram – 10.32 million tonnes.
Oilseeds  –  31.50 million tonnes.
  • Soyabean  –  13.69 million tonnes
  • Rapeseed and Mustard  –  8.40 million tonnes
  • Groundnut  –  6.97 million tonnes
Cotton –  30.09 million bales (of 170 kg each)
Jute  and  Mesta -10.07 million bales (of 180 kg each)
Sugarcane – 380.83 million tonnes

The report notes that cumulative rainfall during the monsoon season (June to September 2018) was 9% lower than Long Period Average (LPA). The cumulative rainfall in North West India, Central India and South Peninsula during the monsoon period has been overall normal and most of the major crops producing states have witnessed normal monsoon rainfall. As a result, the production of most of the crops for the agricultural year 2018-19 has been estimated higher than their normal production.

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India pips China to emerge as world’s largest cotton producer

India has emerged world’s largest cotton producer in the season ending in September 30, 2015 by surpassing China.

As per data released by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) India has produced 6.51 million tonnes (mt) of the cotton against 6.48 mt registered by China in the cotton year 2014-15.

US Department of Agriculture has predicted that India will retain its top position till next cotton season by producing around 29 million bales or around 27 per cent of the global cotton crop.

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