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Cotton arrivals have slowed down in Punjab.

Due to pink bollworm infestation earlier in the season, the crop has been affected in the major cotton producing areas of Bhatinda, Mansa, Sangrur and Barnala. The arrivals has been the slowest in the last five years, indicating a drastic fall in production this season. As per the Punjab Mandi Board, Punjab this time may face it challenging to touch even 50 percent of the 50 lakh quintals of cotton produced in 2020-21. Till 18th November 2021, around 7.98 lakh quintals of cotton was purchased in 9 districts as compared to 16 lakkh quintals for the corresponding period last year.