BCI- Manish Gupta - Better Cotton Initiative

Report
India Key Statistics
Better Cotton Uptake
August 19th, 2014
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Numbers & Volumes
2013/14
2014/15 Forecast
# farmers
145000
240000
Area (ha)
236000
415000
Lint Quantity
160,000
315000
20’ foot container
cotton
8000
15750
20’ container of
Yarn (combed
yarn)
5600
11025
Figures are rounded.
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Key Stakeholders - Relationship
Only 40 farmers
in a learning
group
Implementing
Partner
Organization
working at the
grassroots
level with
farmers.
Farmer
Field
Facilitator
Producer Unit
Approx. 3500
farmers in a
producer unit.
One Field
Facilitator
handles around
350 farmers.
Ginner Uptake overview 4 years
160,000
76
75
60%
56
104,940
44%
50%
80,745
46,239
38,280
16%
23,057
6
10,230
1,622
Registered Gins
Better Cotton Licenced (Lint Better Cotton Bought by Gins
MT)
(Lint MT)
2010-11
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Gin Uptake Rate*
2013-14
INDIA 2014
Indian – Spin Uptake
India (96.5%)
Ginner – 72%
Pakistan (1.8%)
Trader – 28%
CMIA (1.7%)
No. of Spinners
74 (Including Pending)
Cotton Purchased
39000 MT Lint
(as on 19th Aug’14)
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Membership Snapshot
August - 2014
Total members 131
Including in pipeline
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Engagements with R&B’s in India
» Monthly up-date of BC Inventory positions of Ginners & Spinners.
» 1 to 1 Meeting with R&B’s India office for Identifying possible
Support BCI can provide. (H&M, M&S, Nike, Sainsbury’s, Adidas, Vf,
Lindex, Axestore, Walmart, LF (TH), Tesco)
» Supply Chain Mapping to identify gaps between BC & Existing
Chain. (Trying to get the information)
» Participating in the Suppliers meets of Retailers (Vf)
» Training to staff and identified Garments & Fabric Mills. (Tesco,
Lindex, Sainsbury’s, Vf)
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