The Cotton Association of India (CAI) recently increased its cotton crop estimate for the 2020-21 cotton season, which began on October 1, by 2.50 lakh bales to 358.50 lakh bales of 170 kg each (380.91 lakh running bales of 160 kg each) from its previous estimate of 356 lakh bales of 170 kg each (378.25 lakh running bales of 160 kgs each) made during early December.