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Indian govt mulls Brazil method to boost cotton yield
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The Government of India is considering implementation of the Brazilian pattern of growing cotton in some of the cotton growing areas in the country to boost production of cotton.

At present, the average world cotton yield is around 750 kg per hectare, whereas cotton yield is less than 500 kg per hectare in Maharashtra, a major cotton growing state in India.

In comparison, Brazil's cotton yield is almost double the global average at nearly 1,500 kg per hectare. The Latin American country cultivates cotton only on about 1.4 million hectares of rain-fed area.

Shri Umakant Dangat, Commissioner of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra, told fibre2fashion, “A delegation of the Government of India had visited Brazil and now the Central Government is in the process of formulating a policy based on the report submitted by the delegation.”

“The Government is planning to adopt some of the components of Brazilian farming that may be suitable to Indian agricultural conditions. But, it will take some time as the details about the project are presently being documented,” he informed.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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