Classroom Corner -- Demystifying a commodity -- Cotton
Kapas is the white fibrous substance in the cotton plant which, upon ginning, separates into lint and seed. Lint is the raw cotton utilised for making cotton yarn or thread and the seed is crushed for extraction of oil or used as fodder for animals. Cotton crop requires rainfall of 50-100 cm annually. India is one of the largest producers and consumers of cotton in the world. Cotton is grown i...
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