Punjab pegs year to Jun cotton output up 220% on year.

Cotton crop 1.26 millon bales vs 393,000 bales year ago. Cotton output in Punjab, among the largest producers of the fibre, is estimated to rise a sharp 220% on year to 1.26 millon bales (1bale=170 kg) in 2016-17 (Jul-Jun) because of higher acreage and better yield Cotton output in the state had fallen last year after the crop was severely attacked by white fly.