Cotton Association to set up training institute in Mumbai
Mumbai, Apr 13 (KNN) In a latest development, The Cotton Association of India (CAI) is considering to set up a full-fledged training institute for farmers in Mumbai.
The decision to set up such an institute comes amidst the difficult face experienced by the cotton sector in India.
Cotton Association of India (CAI) President A.S Ganatra in a press interview said that there are numerous challenges when it comes to the cotton ecosystem and this institute will act instrumental towards addressing these challenges.
He further informed that the proposal for institute has obtained clearance and the All India Training Centre for Farmers will soon come up in Cotton Green premises in south Mumbai.
The initiative comes along PM’s dream of doubling farmer’s income by 2022, he added.
Ganatra further said that despite odds, the sector has been able to sustain and grow its space in the world market.
Informing about the figures, he said that India today stands as leader with a crop of 360 lakh bales of 170 kg cotton each from nearly one third of the global acreage.
There is huge potential for India to become a cotton superpower in the world, it is high time that the stakeholders start tapping this potential, he added.
Commenting on the problems that surround cotton cultivation in India, he said poor quality of package of the bales, lack of uniformity in bale weight and different trading norms across the country, absence of contract sanctity and lack of training facilities need dedicated solutions. (With Inputs from a media report) (KNN/DA)