ISLAMABAD  - Ministry of Textile Industry will organise training programme for cotton ginners in Multan, Bahawalpur and Sukkur for increasing their knowledge.Talking to APP here on Tuesday, Cotton Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Textile Industry, Dr Khalid Abdullah said that the one-day training programme is designed for 30 ginners in each city.The objective of the program is the capacity building of the sector for producing the quality cotton production to increase the exports as well as enhancing the profitability of the ginners and growers, he added.On successful completion of this course, the trainee would be able to observe safety rules, precautions relating to ginning machinery and efficient handling of tools and gauges. They would be able to identify the safety precautions and measures and state the basic knowledge of cotton ginning process and its various aspects.He said that ginning sector was facing challenges like contaminated cotton from the picking process, storage and transportation.At the next step the productivity suffers because of the unskilled and untrained workforce, outdated technology and old machinery and at the post-production lack of marketing and negotiation skills to deal with local or international customers affect the bargaining power of the ginners to get better prices, he added.Dr. Abdullah said that during the course of training, the ginners would be trained to improve production, transportation and storage of the raw material by bringing innovation in technology and machinery.They would be asked for educating and training factory owners and workers to improve marketing adding that fiber constitutes about 33 percent trash 8 percent and seed 59 percent of total cotton in the country.Replying to a question, Cotton Development Commissioner said thatstanding crop over vast areas of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab and Hyderabad regions of Sindh province damaged due to recent rains. He informed that proper survey would be started within next two days in collaboration with the provincial governments to know about actual damages and to devise strategies to avoid further losses.