Across the crop producing areas of the country the cotton crop sowing registered over one percent increase as compared to the cultivation of corresponding period of last season since it had been sown over 2.69 million hectares of land. In order to produce 14 million cotton bales during the crop season 2018-19, cotton sowing targets were fixed at 2.95 million hectares. The crop cultivation targets were achieved by 91% as it went up by 1% as compared to the area under cotton crop cultivation during the same period last year.
Overall cotton sowing in Punjab registered 11% growth and cultivated 2.29 million hectares of land against target of 2.31 million hectares but crop sowing in Sindh decreased by 40%. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were assigned to cultivate crop over 0.1 million hectares.