By admin       2018-03-19

: Pakistan: Plan prepared to boost cotton output To boost the cotton production and increase its cultivation area by 45 percent by 2025, an action plan has been prepared which recommends to rationalize existing excessive incentives for sugarcane. The recommendation was part of the action plan presented to a meeting of the federal cabinet for increasing the cotton production in the country. According the minutes of the meeting, available with The Nation, the cabinet was informed that due to different factors cotton production had faced virtual stagnation since 1991-92, which had been fluctuating between 10 and 12 million bales, with a disastrous fall to 9.9 million bales in 2015-16. However the cotton consumption was 15 million bales, making Pakistan a net importer of cotton, the action plan said.

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