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'Two-fold hike in Punjab cotton output by 2015' – Advisor
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Feb '11
Government of Punjab proposes to raise its cotton production by two-fold from present eight million bales to 16 million bales by 2015, Sardar Zulfikar Ali Khan Khosa, Senior Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab in Pakistan said.

The official stated this, as he spoke at the inaugural session of the 5th meeting of the Asian Cotton Research and Development Network, an international meet of cotton research scientists.

He said that, influx of the Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) is the major threat that the Punjab cotton is confronted with at present, as the virus has badly hit cotton productivity. Surmounting this issue remains to be the biggest challenge, he added.

Punjab government together with the International Cotton Advisory Committee and CABI funded this three day conference. There are 50 participants from 15 countries who are taking part in this conference and would present their research papers.

The official emphasizing on the need to tap 100 percent potential of cotton in the country said that, it was only in 2004 that Punjab last produced 11 million cotton bales, and that the production has remained somewhere around 10 million bales since then.

The country now needs to import two million bales from India each year, which costs them $1.5 billion. Also he revealed that, the Punjab government is now espousing a twin strategy, whereby while on one hand whereas, it is fortifying the domestic research centres and on the other hand it is concentrating on importing locally adaptable global technologies.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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