The cotton prices in India, especially Shankar-6 have increased in past six months. From 35,333.33 INR/Candy in September 2020 (1st week), Shankar-6 prices grew 25.5 per cent to 44,360.00 INR/Candy in February 2021 (3rd week). Usually, the prices remain lower compared to international prices by 6-7 cents per pound. But in 2020, they were 9-10 cents higher.