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What are the 4 types of cotton grown in India?

Hey guys, I recently started learning about cotton production in India and I came across a term '4 types of cotton'. I tried googling it but couldn't find much information on it. Can someone please help me out and tell me what are the 4 types of cotton grown in India? Also, if you have any additional information or insights to share on this topic, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

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Hi there! I have some personal experience with cotton production in India, so I can definitely help answer your question. The four types of cotton grown in India are American cotton, Egyptian cotton, Asiatic cotton, and Hybrid cotton.

American cotton is the most widely cultivated cotton in India and is known for its long and strong fibers. Egyptian cotton is grown in parts of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and is known for its high quality and soft texture. Asiatic cotton is grown in parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and is known for its short and fine fibers. Hybrid cotton is a genetically modified variety of cotton that is resistant to pests and diseases and is grown mainly in Maharashtra.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.


Hello there! I have also worked with cotton plantations in India and I can share some information with you regarding the types of cotton grown here. So, the four types of cotton that are commonly grown in India are as follows -

American Upland - this is the most commonly grown variety in India and occupies about 90% of the total cotton cultivated land here. It is known for its strong and durable fibers, long staple length and good yielding capacity.

Gujarat Egyptian cotton - this variety is grown in the state of Gujarat and is known for its superior quality and fine texture. It has long, silky fibers with high strength and uniformity, which makes it ideal for use in high-end textiles and apparels.

Assam Comilla cotton - grown mainly in Assam and West Bengal, this variety of cotton is characterized by its short fibers but is known for its softness and comfort. It has a unique texture and is used extensively in making handloom textiles.

Suvin Cotton - this variety is grown mainly in Tamil Nadu and is characterized by its long, thin and strong fibers. It is known for its premium quality and is used mainly in high-end textiles and apparels.

I hope this information was helpful in answering your question. Do let me know if you need any more details.

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