New Delhi. India did not stop cotton export to China amid the Ladakh border dispute and the spread of corona virus all over the world. Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh told Parliament during the monsoon session that India exported a total of 21.97 lakh cotton bales to China during the current cotton season 2020-21. At the same time, 54.83 lakh bales of cotton were exported worldwide during this period. In other words, even after all the hassles, India exported almost half of the total cotton exports to China.
27.50 million kg cotton sent to China in cotton season
Minister of State Jardosh said that India had not stopped exporting cotton to China amid the Corona crisis. He said that China is the second largest importer of cotton from India after Bangladesh. Also told that in the current cotton season (October 2020 to September 2021), a total of 27.50 million kg cotton was sent to China till April 2021. At the same time, a total of 98 crore kg of cotton was exported to countries around the world. In response to another question, he said that due to the situation created due to the epidemic, economic activities in every sector including handloom have been badly affected. During this there was a great impact on the demand and supply chain.
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Difference between budgeted estimates and actual expenditure
Union Minister Darshana Jardosh said that there has also been a decline in the proposals for marketing expos and supply of subsidized yarn from the state governments and yarn supply beneficiaries. This created a big difference between the budgetary estimates and the actual expenditure for the year 2020-21. He said that the budget estimate for the handloom sector was Rs 475 crore, which was revised to Rs 336 crore. At the same time, the actual expenditure remained only Rs 315.95 crore.
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