ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Target Unchanged

Target Unchanged Nishtar A WORKING group of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has placed the total demand for cotton by 1973-74 at 85.22 lakh bale. The net requirements of Indian cotton have been estimated at 80.72 lakh bales on the assumption that the present average annual imports of 7.3 lakh bales may be reduced to 4,5 lakh bales of only superior and extra long staple cotton. The staple-wise break-up of total demand is: superior long staple (one inch and above) 12 lakh bales, long staple (7/8 inch to 1 inch) 42 lakh bales, medium staple (11/16 inch to 7/8 inch) 20 lakh bales and short staple (11/16 inch and below) 7 lakh bales.

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