Cotton production is estimated to be higher at 380.50 lakh bales for the 2013-14 season, beginning on October 1, compared to the previous season, according to the Cotton Association of India (CAI).

During the 2012-13 season, the cotton output stood at 356.75 lakh bales of 170 kg each, it said.

As the monsoon has finally withdrawn, cotton arrivals have begun in right earnest, according to the CAI. — PTI