India is one of the largest producer of cotton in the world accounting for about 26% of the world cotton production. The yield per kgs hectare which is presently 459 kgs/ha is still lower against the world average yield of about 757 Kgs kgs /ha.
Is India rich in cotton?
India is the largest producer of cotton in the world. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pegs India’s cotton production at 29 million bales in the 2019-20 season as against 26 million bales the previous year. However, despite these impressive numbers, the productivity per hectare is starkly low.
What is the rank of India in cotton?
This statistic shows the world’s leading cotton producing countries in crop year 2020/2021.
Leading cotton producing countries worldwide in 2020/2021 (in 1,000 metric tons)
|Characteristic||Production in thousand metric tons|
Which state is rich in cotton in India?
Gujarat is the leading cotton growing State followed by Maharashtra.
Is cotton found in India?
Cotton is a Kharif crop in the major parts of the country viz. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and parts of Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka. In these areas, the irrigated crop is sown from March-May and the rain fed crop in June-July with the commencement of the monsoon.
How much is cotton per acre in India?
The market value of cotton is Rs. 40- 50 per kg. Thus the total gross return of cotton per acre is Rs. 63,000.
Which country ranks first in cotton?
India is the largest cotton producer in the world with 6,188,000 tonnes production volume per year. China comes second with 6,178,318 tonnes yearly production.
What is India the largest producer of?
India is the world’s largest producer of milk, pulses and jute, and ranks as the second largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables, fruit and cotton. It is also one of the leading producers of spices, fish, poultry, livestock and plantation crops.