- In the response to the question of cotton export in Lok Sabha, Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Textiles gave a written reply stating – Cotton export may go to 40 lakh Bales in 2022-23. There may be variations depending on the availability, global demand and price parity of cotton. In India, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana are the three states which together account for 65% of cotton production.
- Jute and Mesta which are paving their way through cotton exports are also found to rise. Below is the 5 years data related to Jute and Mesta production
|Quantity (Lakh Bales)||72||68||60||90||95|
(Source: Jute Advisory Board / Expert Committee on Jute)
To reach the expectations, Government of India implemented various strategies like
- Continuation of Jute Packaging, Act of 1987. (Mandatory use of Jute in Packaging of Commodities)
- For the improvement and boosting of the Jute Sector, implementing National Jute Development Program (NJDP)
- Announcement of Minimum Support Price(MSP) for supporting raw jute-producing farmers.
- To prevent the farmer from fraudulent activities, Jute Corporation of India procures raw jute from them at MSP.
- The production capacity of jute mills has risen to 28 lakh bales from 26 lakh bales per year. This is due to the collection of foodgrains on a larger scale by the Government leading to the increase in demand for packing material.