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Spotlight on Maharashtra to emerge as an organic cotton hotspot
Over 150 delegates from India and other parts of the world, representing government, the apparel industry, academia, research institutions, civil society and farmer groups, are in Nagpur today at the second edition of Cotton Trailblazers.
India dreams of capturing 8-9 per cent of the total global trade by 2020, however looking at the present scenario, it may capture a share of only 5-6 per cent by 2020.
Cotton & MMF – Outlook 2020
After registering a decline of about 9 per cent in cotton season (CS) 2018-19, India’s cotton production is likely to witness a double-digit growth of about 16 per cent in CS 2019-20 with production at 6.6 billion kg during the year on back of favourable monsoon as well as increased MSP that led to increased cotton crop sowing. For CS20, the acreage under cotton is estimated to have marginally increased by about 1.3 per cent to 12.8 million hectares.
Ideas of sustainable fashion are growing
With rising consciousness about climate change, environment and conservation of resources, leading fashion brands are looking for a transition to organic cotton.