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South Indian textiles slash cotton purchase from Gujarat

  Mumbai: South Indian textile mills have drastically reduced their cotton procurement by around 40 per cent (around 15 lakh…

By gta_admin , in National News , at August 30, 2017 Tags:

 

Mumbai: South Indian textile mills have drastically reduced their cotton procurement by around 40 per cent (around 15 lakh bales) from Gujarat during October-September season of 2016-17. The media reports claim that the increased adulteration in cotton with substances like comber noil and other cotton wastes has led to the drastic fall in the cotton purchases from the state.

Mumbai: South Indian textile mills have drastically reduced their cotton procurement by around 40 per cent (around 15 lakh bales) from Gujarat during October-September season of 2016-17. The media reports claim that the increased adulteration in cotton with substances like comber noil and other cotton wastes has led to the drastic fall in the cotton purchases from the state.

The ginners reportedly started mixing comber waste in the cotton to meet the increasing demand in Gujarat due to rising number of textile mills in the state.

P Nataraj, Vice President, Indian Cotton Federation (ICF) and MD, KPR Mill underlined that high contamination affects the quality of yarns as well the final product (garment).

He further explained that it is difficult for mills to identify the contamination as the comber waste looks cleaner than cotton. This propelled many of the mill owners to tap on other parts of the country for cotton procurement to meet the compliance norms set by the buyers.

However, the Gujarat ginners are not worried about the situation as the local consumption has increased significantly in the past few years.

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