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COTTON-Case for Larger Exports

beaten up women demonstrators, including members of the same communist parties which are taking up their cause today. They have been faithfully carrying out all the orders of their superiors in harassing and assaulting women. Now suddenly they have found a convenient cause to disobey the order on their uniform. It should have been dismissed as an unworthy cause by the communists, who could do better by devoting their time to more important problems faced by other sections of the country's women population. The women leaders of the two parties are not known to have organised BUSINESS COTTON Case for Larger Exports AN outstanding aspect of the cotton scene which has emerged recently is that though the season (September-August) is half-way through and about 95 lakh bales have already been moved to the market, nobody is still in a position to vouch for the prospective crop outturn. While few seem to have any doubt about the crop turning out to be much bigger than 115 lakh bales estimated by the Cotton Advisory Board, estimates vary. Conservative estimates now reckon the crop at over 120 lakh bales. The East India Cotton Association which has come to acquire considerable reputation for its crop estimates and keeps a close watch on the ginning and pressing figures has revised its estimate to 126.75 lakh bales. The EICA's state-wise figures (in lakh bales) with the CAB estimates in brackets are: Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan 47 (40.5), Maharashtra 21 (19.5), Gujarat 16.5 (18), Andhra Pradesh 15 (14), Madhya Pradesh 12 (7.5), Karnataka 9 (9), Tamil Nadu 5.5 (5.5) and others 0.75 (1), making a total

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