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INDIAN PRODUCTION CENTERS OF COTTON
Production Centres
Cotton is
  • Second largest crop after Rice
  • 6.7% of total sown area
  • 6.4 million cotton farmers
  • Average cotton area 1.5 ha
  • 25% of global cotton area
  • 65% dry land cotton (rain fed)
  • 85% hybrid cotton
The main areas in which cotton is cultivatedin India
States Area (L.ha)
Maharashtra 31.33
Gujarat 24.17
Andhra Pradesh 13.19
Madhya Pradesh 6.43
Punjab 5.6
Haryana 4.18
Karnataka 3.35
Rajasthan 2.17
Tamil Nadu 1.2
Others 1
Total 92.62
Cotton production in India (2010-11)
State Area Production Productivity (Kg/Ha)
Punjab 5.30 16.47 528
Haryana 4.45 13.84 529
Rajasthan 2.54 6.46 432
Gujarat 26.2 106.82 693
Maharashtra 40.00 77.31 329
Madhya Pradesh 6.40 18.04 479
Andhra Pradesh 17.10 65.68 653
Karnataka 4.66 10.15 370
Tamil Nadu 1.60 6.71 713
Orissa 1.00 2.00 340
Others 0.75 2.00 453
Total 110.0 325.48 503
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