Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Australia govt funding to boost cotton industry
Australia govt funding to boost cotton industry
02
Jun '16
Cotton Australia has welcomed the announcement of funding for two programmes that will benefit growers. The funding is part of a $150 million funding commitment for feasibility assessments and construction of water infrastructure across the state.

Cotton Australia's reaction came after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce today announced $650,000 would be made available to fast-track a feasibility assessment into using recycled water to expand agricultural production in south-east Queensland.

"We are very pleased that funding for such a feasibility project would be made available, given its potential to provide up to 100 gigalitres of water for high-value irrigation land on the Darling Downs," said Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray.

"Making Brisbane's waste water available for irrigation would be a significant boost to farmers on the Darling Downs and the communities they support, and we welcome this news whole-heartedly."

The cotton industry has also welcomed the announcement of an additional $60 million in new funding for the Federal Government's mobile communications black spot programme.

There are more than 6000 mobile black spots across regional communities. More than $160 million had already been committed to fix about half of those, with the additional funding bringing the total commitment to $220 million.

Murray said that while the use of technology has made Australia's cotton industry the most efficient in the world, yielding more per hectare on average than any other country, the power of that technology has been throttled by poor communications in rural areas, making it difficult to adequately process the extremely valuable useful data this advanced machinery generates.

"We welcome the announcement of additional funding to fix these black spots, which is a significant step towards the creation of adequate telecommunications networks that will benefit agriculture," he said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Karl Mayer expands service operations in Asia

Karl Mayer, a world leader in the production of warp knitting and...

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

Welspun bags Made in Green label by Oeko-Tex

Welspun, a leading home textiles manufacturer, has been awarded Made...

Courtesy: SGS

Textiles | On 19th Sep 2017

SGS expands testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico

SGS has expanded testing facilities in Naucalpan, Mexico, creating a...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search