Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian Punjab to introduce cotton mechanization programme
Indian Punjab to introduce cotton mechanization programme
May '14
A cotton mechanization programme would be introduced in the Indian state of Punjab following the state government’s approval for the programme aimed at cultivating high density cotton at a bigger scale.
Under the ambitious programme, farm implement maker John Deere would sow the cotton crop with the pneumatic planters in about 1,500 acres (1 acre = 0.404 hectares) of field in Muktsar district’s Malout. Further, farm chemicals maker Bayer India would import growth regulator and defoliant chemical for free-of-cost supply to the farmers for enabling them to have one-time picking of cotton yield.
The primary aim of the project is to maximize the earnings of cotton growers, by reducing their input cost through reducing the cost of labour as well as the process of cultivation.
The Punjab government will give a Rs. 4,000 per acre subsidy to farmers who opt for high density cotton cultivation. The government would invest Rs. 10 million for setting up a Cotton Cleaner at Malout Grain Market.
In addition, it would also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monsanto for setting up a ‘Centre of Excellence’ of cotton at Bathinda. The centre would be tasked with developing new varieties of cotton and also inventing new techniques of cotton cultivation.
Moreover, the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) would undertake a research project, funded by Bayer India, on more than 20 acres of land. The research would focus on development of new cotton seeds best suited for the soil and climatic conditions of the state.
The trial of the cotton mechanization programme was carried out last year on more than 50 acres of land in villages near Abohar in Fazilka district. It saw the cotton yield rising by 30 to 70 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

(left to right) Rohit Munjal, Ashok  Shah, Rahul Mehta, Premal Udani, Rajesh Masand and Jayesh  Shah

Textiles | On 28th Jun 2017

CMAI to host 822 exhibitors at 65th National Garment Fair

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) will host over ...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Interviews View All

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

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:
July 2017

July 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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