Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian Minister moots govt study on Bt cotton
Indian Minister moots govt study on Bt cotton
15
Jun '12
Bt cotton seeds
Bt cotton seeds

Stating that Bt cotton has brought about a "structural transformation" in Indian farming, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh floate a proposal for carrying out a Government study to ascertain if genetically modified crops are a sustainable alternative.

Addressing a National Conference on 10 years of Bt Cotton in India, the Minister said that more than 95 percent of the farmers in different cotton cultivating states in the country have gradually shifted to Bt cotton.

He added that such a massive shift to Bt cotton would not have been possible, unless the farmers got increased returns.

He also noted that with the use of Bt cotton seeds, there has been a significant reduction in the use of pesticides.

Mr. Jairam said that he does not consider Bt cotton to be a failure, as it has brought about a structural transformation in cotton cultivation.

However, he said there are several scientific queries that still need to be answered and recommended a Government study analysing the sustainability of Bt cotton as a viable option.

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...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

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

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

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
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