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Which state produces cotton India?

Hi everyone,

I am a fashion designer based in India, and I am currently working on a project that requires me to use high-quality cotton fabric. However, I am not very sure about which state in India produces the best cotton. I have heard that different states have different varieties of cotton, and the quality also varies widely.

So, I was wondering if any of you could help me out with some information on which state produces the best quality cotton in India? Also, if you could suggest some reliable sources I can refer to for more information on this topic, that would be really helpful.

Thank you in advance for your help and suggestions!

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Hello everyone!

I am a cotton farmer in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and I would like to share my experience on which state produces the best cotton in India.

In my experience, Tamil Nadu is an underrated state for cotton production, as we have the right soil and climatic conditions for growing a good cotton crop. The cotton from our state is renowned for its excellent quality and is most suited for making premium quality textiles. Additionally, the cotton from our state has a high fiber strength, making it ideal for spinning and weaving.

The state government has implemented several programs to help farmers improve the quality of cotton production, and this has contributed to our cotton being recognized at a national and international level.

So if you are looking for high-quality cotton fabric, I would recommend that you also look at the cotton produced in Tamil Nadu. It may not be as well-known for cotton production as Gujarat or Maharashtra, but it's definitely worth considering.

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience, and I hope this helps you make an informed decision.


Hello there,

I have been researching and working with cotton for a while now, and I would like to contribute my opinion to this thread. In my personal experience, I have found that the state of Maharashtra also produces some of the best cotton in India.

Maharashtra has been one of the largest cotton-producing states in India, and the cotton produced here is known for its softness, durability, and high tensile strength. The cotton grown in Maharashtra is ideal for making comfortable and breathable clothing. Many traditional textile centers, such as Nagpur and Wardha, are located in Maharashtra, making it a significant player in the cotton textile industry.

However, I respect and acknowledge the experience of my fellow contributor who mentioned Gujarat as another significant state of cotton production. In fact, cotton production is very diverse and dependent on different regions' micro-climates across India.

In conclusion, for any textile manufacturer looking to source cotton in India, it is always wise to research and compare different states' products and quality before making a purchase.

Hope this helps!


Hi there,

Based on my personal experience, I would say that Gujarat produces the best cotton in India. I have been working in the textile industry for years, and I have found that the cotton produced in Gujarat is of very high quality, and is widely used by many textile manufacturers across India.

The reason behind this is that Gujarat has a favorable climate and soil conditions for cotton cultivation. Moreover, the state government has been actively supporting and promoting cotton production in the state, implementing various initiatives to improve the quality of cotton.

In my opinion, if you are looking for high-quality cotton fabric, then Gujarat should definitely be on your list.

Hope this helps!


Greetings everyone,

As a textile exporter, I would like to offer my thoughts on which state produces the best cotton in India. In my experience, Andhra Pradesh is another state that deserves a mention for its high-quality cotton.

Andhra Pradesh is one of India's largest cotton-producing states, and its cotton is known for its superior strength, softness, and color retention. Our company has been sourcing cotton from Andhra Pradesh for several years, and we have found it to be ideal for making textiles of all kinds, from simple to intricate designs.

Moreover, Andhra Pradesh has an extensive cotton textile industry, allowing for competitive shipping rates and faster delivery times. They have a committed process of quality checks and certifications to ensure that their cotton meets international standards.

With that said, I acknowledge that there is a lot of variation in cotton quality across states, depending on weather, soil types, and irrigation practices. So, apart from Andhra Pradesh, I also recommend that you consider the other states mentioned in this thread and make your sourcing decisions based on your unique requirements.

Best regards,


Greeting fellow fashion enthusiasts,

I thought I would add my two cents to this thread about cotton production in India. In my experience, the state of Punjab is also a significant producer of high-quality cotton in India.

Punjab's cotton production is known for its premium quality, and its long staple fibers make it an ideal base for creating superior quality textile products. I have personally worked on a project using cotton sourced from Punjab and was impressed with the fabric's softness, luster, and durability.

The state government in Punjab has been proactive in promoting cotton production and has made several advancements in agronomy and irrigation that have helped the industry. As a result, the cotton produced here has earned a good reputation and is widely used by some of the biggest names in the textile industry.

In conclusion, while there are different states in India that produce high-quality cotton, I found Punjab's cotton to be of superior quality, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to source high-quality cotton in India.

Best regards,

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