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Bt cotton proves good for soil and environment
17
Jul '09
After the introduction of Bt cotton, use of pesticides for cotton crops has reduced to a great level, though not stopped completely. But this reduction is good and proving as a healthy sign for better soil and environment, said Mr Keshav Kranthi.

Mr Keshav Kranthi is the acting director of Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), and made this observation while delivering a lecture at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) in Nagpur.

Out of the total land area under variety of crops, cotton crop covers just 5 percent of land. But it needed more than 50 percent of total pesticides in the country. Pesticides consumption of cotton crops ideally should have stopped completely with the introduction of Bt cotton, he said.

Though the use of pesticides hasn't slipped down to zero, its minimum use is enhancing the health of soil in the cotton growing belts of the country. Bt cotton is a good substitute to conventional cotton, said the Director of Neeri, Mr Tapan Chakrabarti, citing Bt cotton as environmental friendly.

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