Rely on Textile Ministry cotton balance sheetThe Committee on Cotton Production and Consumption (COCPC), the erstwhile Cotton Advisory Board, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India Chaired by the Textile Commissioner and comprising of all the stakeholders of the cotton textile value chain including Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), Ministry of Agriculture and Department of Agriculture of all the major cotton growing States has been periodically estimating the cotton balance sheet and publishing the position of cotton supply (opening stock, crop and import), demand (mill consumption, non-textile consumption and export) and closing stock for every season. The COCPC makes more realistic estimates after a detailed deliberation based on the estimates given by various bodies representing the textile value chain and the primary data collected by the Office of Textile Commissioner from the industry. The Department of Agriculture furnishes the actual area under cotton cultivation and the cotton crop estimate to the COCPC based on the inputs given by all the cotton producing States.