The 3rd Advance Estimates of production of major crops for 2014-15 have been released by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation on May 13, 2015. As per 3rd Advance Estimates, the production of cotton during 2014-15 is estimated at 35.32 million bales (of 170 kg each).
The production of most of the crops in the country has declined during 2014-15, as a result of bad monsoons, and unseasonal rains/hailstorm during February-March 2015.
Total production of cotton estimated at 35.32 million bales (of 170 kgs each) is marginally lower than last year but higher by 2.85 million bales than the average production of the last five years. Production of jute and mesta is estimated at 11.49 million bales (of 180 kg each) which is marginally lower than their production during the last year.