Cotton sowing may rise after GSP plus status

February 22, 2014

The emerging scenario of Generalised System of Preference (GSP) plus status to Pakistan by the European Union (EU) may cause more sowing of cotton in 2014-15, said the latest review of domestic and world cotton of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC). The review said that the crop season 2013-14 has almost ended and the federal Committee on cotton will fix the targets for the cotton crop season 2014-15 in third week of February 2014.

The area of cotton as compared to area sown in 2013-14 is about to increase by 15 to 20 percent. However, the competing crops may grab more cotton area. Early sowing of new crop may start from the last week of February or 1st week of March 2014, the review added. Recorder

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