Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton researchers to benefit from new seed variants
Cotton researchers to benefit from new seed variants
07
Mar '11
The first meeting of the Cotton Committee has proposed to accelerate the work in respect of the Seed Amendment Act, which would necessitate introduction of cotton varieties that are virus resistant, to give the institutions that introduce such new varieties of cotton a share in marketing rights and other incentives and working on private partnership basis.

The Committee had been constituted in adherence with the directives of the President.

Nazar M Gondal, Former Minister for Food & Agriculture, who presided over the meeting stated that, white fly and Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) remain to be major threats for cotton crop in the country, particularly in Punjab, and thus urged the scientists to develop virus resistant varieties of cotton.

It was resolved at the meeting to provide research institutes that develop new virus resistant varieties of crops with a major share in marketing rights, apart from giving bonus to individual scientists for encouraging research activities in the country.

With an aim to raise the country's cotton production to 16 million bales per annum to fully meet the demand of the domestic industry, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has proposed to finance research activities in association with the public sector.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC) has been delegated the responsibility of importing germ plasma of different cottonseed varieties from various countries and to locally develop varieties of crop which are virus resistant.

Moreover, the meeting even discussed the prospects of exploring new regions in Punjab and Balochistan for cotton cultivation.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Top British retail company CEOs have urged UK finance minister...

L-R: Surya Ajay Agarwal (Director - Donear), Vikram Mahaldar (MD - OCM) & Rahul Rajendra Agarwal (Director - Donear)

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Promoters of Donear Group acquire OCM Woolen Mills

The promoters of Mumbai-based Donear Group have announced the...

Courtesy: Cornell

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Cornell’s tech allows customisation of woven fabrics

Cornell Professor Steve Marschner and Rhode Island School of Design...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts 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

November 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


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