Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bt cotton covers 90% of India's cotton cultivation
Bt cotton covers 90% of India's cotton cultivation
23
Dec '11
Bt cotton covers around 90 percent of the total area under cotton cultivation in India, Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat informed the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Parliament.

According to a study undertaken by the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), of the total 12.191 million hectares of area under cotton cultivation in the country, around 10.98 million hectares is under Bt cotton, he said.

Mr. Rawat negated the claims that multinational firms exercise a hold over cotton seeds and said that firms of Indian origin hold a majority stake in cotton seeds to the extent of about 90 percent.

He informed that presently the farmers in India have an option to choose from over 800 varieties of Bt hybrid seeds which are vended by over 50 seed companies.

India is likely to produce 35.6 million cotton bales in 2011-12 season, up from 32.5 million bales produced during last season.

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

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Mar 2017

Net sales at Christopher & Banks fall 10% in Q4

Net sales totalled $85.0 million for the fourth quarter ended January ...

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,...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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