The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has estimated cotton crop for 2018-19 season beginning October 1, 2018, at 340.25 lakh bales of 170 kg each, which is lower by 3 lakh bales than its previous estimate of 343.25 lakh bales made during recently. The CAI has reduced crop estimate for Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana compared to its previous estimate. The CAI has increased the crop estimate for Haryana by 1 lakh bales, while projection for upper Rajasthan, lower Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh has been increased by 50,000 bales each compared to its previous estimate.