Major Commodities

Cotton

Cotton is one of the most important fibre crop in world. It supplies basic raw material for biggest textile industry, that provides jobs for thousands. It is one of the important commercial & cash crop.

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grown in boll (protective case around the seeds of plants ) of the genus Gossypium in the family Malvaceae.

Top cotton producers of cotton are shown below. India stood at 2nd rank in cotton production in 2013.

Arrivals in QTLS

Major Markets

Bellary

Ranebennur

Bijapur

Chitradurga

Haveri

Davangere

Gadag

Raichur

2012-13

24205

409068

447735

233677

205612

34190

6703

358227

2013-14

13336

523013

379112

353912

244345

42883

785

488758

2014-15

21294

518451

431702

463168

160934

45031

27911

381613

2015-16

7426

551455

196159

262969

162383

25011

22270

181764

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THE ORGANISATION

Government of Karnataka had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Additional Secretary to Government, Co-operation Department to explore means to improve the agricultural marketing system, identify the interventions required in the sector and suggest necessary reforms.

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