Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Indian Ginners meet at Saurashtra

At the Saurashtra Ginners Association (SGA)’s 4th Annual General meeting held on 26th September at Rajkot, Gujarat, a decision was taken to establish an All India Ginners Association.

The sector currently has no strong lobbying body, and the aim is to enlist support from ginners in all cotton-producing states. An initial membership of 100 firms is anticipated. The proposal is to be advanced further at a meeting of the Gujarat Ginners Association on October 3.

The presidents of ginners’ associations in Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Khandesh (Maharashtra), Karnataka and Gujarat, together with the president of the Sauarashtra Association, Shri Bharatbhai Wala, and other officials from that association, spoke at the event. The event was sponsored by Bajaj Steel, whose marketing manager, Shri Deepak Goenka, also spoke at the meeting.
The consensus view of crop prospects was optimistic. Ginners’ expectations are for an outturn of not less than 35 million bales (170 kilos), including 12 to 14 million in Gujarat, nine to 12 million in Maharashtra and 6.5  to seven million in Andhra Pradesh. Estimates of the quantity committed to date for export ranged from 1.5 to 1.8 million bales, much of it at prices significantly below current market rates.

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