Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bt cotton seeds will be in short supply in India
Bt cotton seeds will be in short supply in India
17
Feb '11
India's cotton production increases in recent years have been due to the use of Bt cotton and hybrid seeds. There is a danger to this enhanced output due to predicted short supply of Bt cotton seeds.

Dr. Shanthu Shantharam, Executive Director of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises-Agricultural Group (ABLE-AG) spoke to this scribe from New Delhi about 5PM IST and advised that there is a predicted shortfall of 50 lakh (5 million) packets of Bt cotton seeds (450 gram each) for the 2011-12 planting season. He commented that the requirement for the next season will be around 4 crores (40 million) packets and it is estimated that seed companies can produce about 3.5 crores (35 million) packets.

Dr. Shantharam said there are several issues and complexities with regard to short supply of Bt cotton seeds. Among those, he emphasized the fact that seed companies are not able to supply seeds to growers at subsidized rate when cost of production is going up. Estimates are such that the seed production cost has gone up by 30-40% whereas the seed prices have not kept in pace with the production cost increases.

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises-Agricultural Group has 12 companies that include names such as Monsanto, Syngenta, Dupont, Bayer CropScience, BASF, Metahelix, JK Agrigenetics, Mahyco, etc.

Seshadri Ramkumar

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Bangladesh apparel sector has 95% local investors: BGMEA

Over 95 per cent of the total investors in the Bangladesh apparel...

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2017

Smriti Irani resolves cutting of carpets issue at ports

During a meeting held with stake holders of the carpet weaving...

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh inks MoUs to set up 12 apparel units

At the recent CII Partnership Summit held in Hyderabad, memorandum of ...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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
February 2017

February 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