All-India Area, Production and Yield of Cotton from 1950-51 to 2013-14 alongwith percentage coverage under Irrigation.
Area - Million Hectares; Production - Million Bales of 170 kgs. each; Yield - Kg/Hectare
Year
Area
Production
Yield
% Coverage Under Irrigation
1950-51
5.88
3.04
88
8.2
1951-52
6.56
3.28
85
9.1
1952-53
6.36
3.34
89
8.5
1953-54
6.99
4.13
100
8.4
1954-55
7.55
4.45
100
9.8
1955-56
8.09
4.18
88
10.0
1956-57
8.02
4.92
104
11.0
1957-58
8.01
4.96
105
12.7
1958-59
7.96
4.88
104
12.5
1959-60
7.30
3.68
86
12.9
1960-61
7.61
5.60
125
12.7
1961-62
7.98
4.85
103
13.0
1962-63
7.73
5.54
122
14.1
1963-64
8.22
5.75
119
15.3
1964-65
8.37
6.01
122
15.5
1965-66
7.96
4.85
104
15.9
1966-67
7.84
5.27
114
16.1
1967-68
8.00
5.78
123
16.7
1968-69
7.60
5.45
122
16.5
1969-70
7.73
5.56
122
16.4
1970-71
7.61
4.76
106
17.3
1971-72
7.80
6.95
151
20.3
1972-73
7.68
5.74
127
21.0
1973-74
7.57
6.31
142
22.1
1974-75
7.56
7.16
161
22.9
1975-76
7.35
5.95
138
23.5
1976-77
6.89
5.84
144
24.6
1977-78
7.87
7.24
157
26.2
1978-79
8.12
7.96
167
27.2
1979-80
8.13
7.65
160
27.5
1980-81
7.82
7.01
152
27.3
1981-82
8.06
7.88
166
27.7
1982-83
7.87
7.53
163
29.0
1983-84
7.72
6.39
141
29.9
1984-85
7.38
8.51
196
28.5
1985-86
7.53
8.73
197
30.2
1986-87
6.95
6.91
169
31.1
1987-88
6.46
6.38
168
32.0
1988-89
7.34
8.74
202
33.0
1989-90
7.69
11.42
252
34.2
1990-91
7.44
9.84
225
32.9
1991-92
7.66
9.71
216
33.3
1992-93
7.54
11.40
257
34.6
1993-94
7.32
10.74
249
34.7
1994-95
7.87
11.89
257
34.2
1995-96
9.04
12.86
242
35.0
1996-97
9.12
14.23
265
35.8
1997-98
8.87
10.85
208
36.8
1998-99
9.29
16.50
302
34.9
1999-00
8.73
15.60
304
35.2
2000-01
8.58
14.00
278
34.3
2001-02
8.73
15.80
308
34.0
2002-03
7.67
13.60
302
33.1
2003-04
7.63
17.90
399
27.1
2004-05
8.79
24.30
470
36.9
2005-06
8.68
24.40
478
36.1
2006-07
9.14
28.00
521
35.0
2007-08
9.41
31.00
553
35.1
2008-09
9.41
29.00
524
35.3
2009-10
10.31
30.50
502
35.3
2010-11
11.24
33.91
517
38.8
2011-12
12.18
36.70
493
NA
2012-13
11.98
36.50
518
NA
2013-14*
11.73
39.00
565
NA
* Advance Estimates as on 02:07:2014
source: Cotton Advisory Board(1998-99 onwards) and Ministry of Agriculture(till 1997-98), Govt of India

Information compiled, Page designed and developed by M. Sabesh, Scientist, CICR, Coimbatore