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nope we are not producing cotton, that is another problem
in last 20 years our production has dropped from around 9 million bales in 1990 to around 7 something this year, while india production has double froma round 8 in 1990s to 18ish

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these nos are estimate, will be happy if someone corrects me
BD is importing cotton from Uzbekistan and yet the biggest exporter.
 

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there was a god damn stupid plan few years ago build cities near iran and take power from iran cheaper . in fact pakistna have it . its barter trade deal for 9mn$ we can expand it . if there is will there are ways . but in our country we see KUTT KHANA BAKWAAS all the year of politics . we need dollars and gdp growth sir .we can have industrial zones near iran on coastal line of pakistan but we make there ship breaking yards
Iran is offering power at 12 cents..you can simply google it. We are paying 12 cents for gawadar..we thought it was too exepensive so we are now setting a coal plant that will be at 8 cents

Texetile need 7 cents cost or less

Local hydro is 3-4 rs, local gas 4 cents, local coal 5-6cents , nuclear 7 cents, plants through cepec 6-8 cents
there was a god damn stupid plan few years ago build cities near iran and take power from iran cheaper . in fact pakistna have it . its barter trade deal for 9mn$ we can expand it . if there is will there are ways . but in our country we see KUTT KHANA BAKWAAS all the year of politics . we need dollars and gdp growth sir .we can have industrial zones near iran on coastal line of pakistan but we make there ship breaking yards
U need three things for industries
Cheap & reliable utility
Zero cost land
Labour cheap and SKILLED

we have none..bangaldesh has 1&3..

Solution:
Local cheaper power trough coal solar and hydro. Renegoatiate with IPPs ..(return their kick back money)

Provide free land on lease to industries near cities like just out of karachi may be gawadar and lahore. Govt need to buy cheap land provide infrastructure and then give it on lease cheaply

Set up skill centers for labour

Govt has been slow in these reforms
 

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So cotton is not an impediment. Skilled manpower is also not an issue. Cheap ERF is also available, FEx rate is also very attractive so what else do they need. Agreed that Power terrif is at 9 cents is 20% higher than what they are demanding. The only thing I can think is that unfortunately may be the Brand name 'Pakistan' is tarnished.
 

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Pakistan cotton production fell from 10.6 m bales in 2014 to 6.2 m bales in 2019 and 6.3 m bales in 2020 (expected).

Market YearProductionUnit of MeasureGrowth Rate
201086401000 480 lb. Bales-6.49%
2011106001000 480 lb. Bales22.69%
201293001000 480 lb. Bales-12.26%
201395001000 480 lb. Bales2.15%
2014106001000 480 lb. Bales11.58%
201570001000 480 lb. Bales-33.96%
201677001000 480 lb. Bales10.00%
201782001000 480 lb. Bales6.49%
201876001000 480 lb. Bales-7.32%
201962001000 480 lb. Bales-18.42%
202063001000 480 lb. Bales1.61%

https://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/?country=pk&commodity=cotton&graph=production

This is a huge fall of 4.3 m bales.

A consistent fall in cotton cultivation area for the last seven years has eventually reduced crop production to little over 10 million bales this year from the bumper crop of 15m bales in 2011-12.

Almost 9m acres were under cotton cultivation in 2011-12. The sowing area steeply declined to 5.9m acres in 2018-19 as opposed to government estimates of 7.3m acres, but no successive governments took any action to arrest the situation, with the result that the country now relies on imported cotton to meet local demand.

Over the past few years, growers shifted from cotton to sugarcane due to various reasons — the most prominent being the political clout wielded by the sugar industry. Furthermore, growers preferred sugarcane as it is a less labour-intensive crop and the plant root stays for a minimum of three crops.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1455335

Ironically, cotton import is rising, 0.95 m bales in 2014 to 3.3 m bales in 2019 and 4.5 m bales in 2020.

Market YearImportsUnit of MeasureGrowth Rate
201014431000 480 lb. Bales-8.32%
20119001000 480 lb. Bales-37.63%
201218001000 480 lb. Bales100.00%
201312001000 480 lb. Bales-33.33%
20149501000 480 lb. Bales-20.83%
201533001000 480 lb. Bales247.37%
201624501000 480 lb. Bales-25.76%
201734001000 480 lb. Bales38.78%
201828501000 480 lb. Bales-16.18%
201933001000 480 lb. Bales15.79%
202045001000 480 lb. Bales36.36%

https://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/?country=pk&commodity=cotton&graph=imports

A huge rise of 2.35 m bales of cotton import.

“Unfortunately cotton production has been reduced to the extent that today the country has to import a substantial quantity of cotton by spending between $1-1.5 billion to meet domestic consumption of around 15m bales,”

It would be in the best interest of the country if the incumbent government chalks out a plan to increase cotton production or war footings and by increasing cultivation land for the cop and restricting other crops from replacing areas.

The new agriculture policy should ensure that sugarcane and wheat production should be brought down to the level to only to meet local consumption since surplus production of these two crops has to be exported by providing subsidies. Hence cotton production should be maximised and there should be exportable surplus since it never needed subsidy on exports.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1455335
 

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Iran is offering power at 12 cents..you can simply google it. We are paying 12 cents for gawadar..we thought it was too exepensive so we are now setting a coal plant that will be at 8 cents

Texetile need 7 cents cost or less

Local hydro is 3-4 rs, local gas 4 cents, local coal 5-6cents , nuclear 7 cents, plants through cepec 6-8 cents

U need three things for industries
Cheap & reliable utility
Zero cost land
Labour cheap and SKILLED

we have none..bangaldesh has 1&3..

Solution:
Local cheaper power trough coal solar and hydro. Renegoatiate with IPPs ..(return their kick back money)

Provide free land on lease to industries near cities like just out of karachi may be gawadar and lahore. Govt need to buy cheap land provide infrastructure and then give it on lease cheaply

Set up skill centers for labour

Govt has been slow in these reforms
any IPP license cancel they go to court and got billions dollars fine on pakistan . our corrupt politicians + bureaucrats already sold us to these companies on papers
 
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