The domestic cotton crop output is expected to moderate to 35 million bales in Cotton Year (CY) 2019 (refers to year ending September 2019) after a reasonably good CY2018, owing to a decline in domestic cotton acreage to 114 lakh hectares for CY2019 vis-à-vis 122 lakh hectares estimated for CY2018, according to ICRA.

As per an ICRA report, the decline in acreage is expected to be led by some key cotton growing regions in the Western and Southern belts, wherein pest attacks had caused si ..

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