By admin       2018-06-07

The sowing season in Punjab had, however, been completed in mid-May, he said. The statistics suggested that the province cultivated seeds over an area of 2.01 million hectares against the target of 2.31 million hectares. Khan, however, added that the sowing situation was as poor in Punjab as it was in Sindh. It suggests that the county will continue to face shortfall in cotton output this year too. The government has set the target of producing 14 million bales (of 170 kg each) in the 2018-19 cotton season. In the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the country could produce only 11.5 million bales against the target of 14 million bales. A former office-bearer of PCGA estimated that cotton production would remain short by around 25% from the target.

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