Cotton Ginning

Updated: Jan 8


In 1794 a US scientist “Eli Whitney” invented the Ginning machine. A single-roller cotton gin came into use in India by the 5th century. An improvement invented in India was the two-roller gin, known as the "churka", "charki", or "wooden-worm-worked roller". In India, about 354.5 lakh bales are produced in 2019-20. Ginning is the first mechanical process carried out for cotton and this is done only for cotton. Cotton picked from the plant known as “Kapas” which contains 66% of seeds, 33% fibers, and 1% other matter.