Sugarcane and Cotton Production in Pakistan in last 5 years

BusinessSugarcane and Cotton Production in Pakistan in last 5 years
The Year-wise details of the Sugarcane and Cotton Production during the last five years in the Country are as below:
Year
Sugarcane
Cotton
Production (Million Tons)
Production (Million Bales)

2018-19

67.1749.861

2019-20

   
66.3809.151

2020-21

81.009

7.064

2020-2288.651

8.330

2022-2388.587*

4.875

*Second estimates provided by Provincial Agriculture Departments. Sources: Provincial Department of Crop Reporting Service.

The following steps are being taken by the government for increasing the production of two major crops in future:
Sugarcane:
  • Fixation of Minimum Indicative Price (MIP) for sugarcane at Rs 300/40 kg by Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Rs 302/40 kg by Sindh and Balochistan.
  • The purpose of MIP is to ensure a fair price for sugarcane farmers.
  • Seed standards have been approved for Sugarcane.
  • Research Institutes have developed over 32 commercial sugarcane varieties for increased productivity levels.
  • Grants of permission to Export 250,000 MT sugar to help the industry for timely payments to farmers and earn foreign exchange.
Cotton:
  • Enhancement in Minimum Intervention Price to Rs 8,500/40 kg for 2023-24 crop.
  • Favorable prices and better management of the crop, besides better/conducive weather conditions, helping farmers in the improvement of yield.
  • Approval of 24 high yield varieties by Punjab Seed Council during the last two years.
  • Various programmes initiated to minimize losses due to Floods 2022, like; subsidy on fertilizers, import of fertilizers, irrigation infrastructure projects, Track and Traceability System for certified seed, etc.
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