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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Textiles<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 DEC 2019 5:18PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Expansion of Export of Cotton

The detail of cotton production during the last three cotton years from 2016-17 to 2018-19 is as under:

 

                                        (Quantity in lakh bales of 170 kgs each)

Cotton Year

(October – September)

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

(Provisional)

Cotton production 

345

370

330

                           Source: Cotton Advisory Board (CAB)

 

There is no target fixed for export of cotton. However, the detail of export of cotton, as assessed by Cotton Advisory Board, is as under: 

 

                (Quantity in lakh bales of 170 kgs each)

Cotton Year

(October – September)

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

(Provisional)

Cotton Export 

58.21

67.59

44.00

 

To promote exports of textile products including cotton, Government announced a Special Package for garments and made-ups sectors.  The package offers Rebate of State Levies (RoSL), labour law reforms, additional incentives under Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) and relaxation of Section 80JJAA of Income Tax Act.  The RoSL scheme has been replaced by the new RoSCTL (Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies) scheme from 7th March 2019.  Assistance is also provided to exporters under Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme.  Government has enhanced interest equalization rate for pre and post shipment credit for exports done by MSMEs of textile sector from 3% to 5% from 02.11.2018.  Benefits of Interest Equalization Scheme has been extended to merchant exporters from 02.01.2019 which was earlier limited to only manufacturer exporters. 

This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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