341.91 lakh bales of cotton production reported in 2022-23: Govt

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The Union Minister of State for Textiles, DarshanaJardosh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed, that the production of cotton in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh during last cotton year 2021-22 (Oct. – Sept.) and current cotton year 2022-23 is given below:

(Production in lakh bales)

Cotton Year Maharashtra Uttar Pradesh* Madhya Pradesh India
2021-22 (P) 71.18 0.086 14.20 312.03
2022-23 (P) 80.25 0.065 15.19 341.91

(P)= Provisional

Source: Committee on Cotton Production and Consumption,

* Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and state Department of Agriculture, Uttar Pradesh

State-wise exports are not monitored by the Government. However, data on consumption and export of cotton in terms of quantity and value during last three years is given below:

Cotton Year



(in lakh bales)

(in lakh bales)
(Rs. in crore)
2019-20 269.19 47.55 8,813.98
2020-21 334.87 77.59 17,914.34
2021-22 313.77 42.25 14,887.36

Source: Consumption – Committee on Cotton Production and Consumption.

Export – DGCIS, Kolkata

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