Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bt cotton helped farmers reap better gains
Bt cotton helped farmers reap better gains
Aug '11
Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has informed the Lok Sabha that according to a financial benefits analysis, average income of cotton cultivators has gone up by at least Rs. 10,000 per hectare due to use of Bt cotton. The increase in returns is due to farmers spending less on pesticides and an increase in production.

He said that a study undertaken by the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), Nagpur indicated that Bt cotton has proved effective in preventing bollworm attack to the extent of around 60 to 100 percent, thus leading to a reduced use of insecticides for prevention of bollworm to an extent of 90 percent.

The Minister further stated that there has been a rise in acreage under Bt cotton cultivation in the country, which increased from 8.05 million hectares in cotton season 2009-10 to 9.55 million hectares during 2010-11.

The rise in area under Bt cotton cultivation has been observed in all leading cotton cultivating States like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, he added.

The Minister negated the reports which said despite environment safety, risk assessment test and bio-safety tests, Bt cotton is adversely affecting the farmers. He added that the Department is not in receipt of any scientifically credible report in this regard.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Li & Fung

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

Li & Fung forms new supply chain partnership with PVH Corp

Li & Fung Limited, the world's leader in consumer goods design,...

Courtesy: Alizilla

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Mar 2017

Alibaba's eWTP finds first overseas base in Malaysia

In a step towards using the internet to bring small businesses around ...

Textiles | On 24th Mar 2017

BJMC to produce cotton-jute blended denim fabrics

To meet demand from the market, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kevin Nelson

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search