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Maharashtra plans new policy to restore cotton yields
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Sep '16
In order to restore falling agriculture yields, particularly cotton in the state, Maharashtra is planning to bring in a new policy, which will focus on promoting indigenous seeds rather than GM seeds. The new policy would debut after studying measures adopted by states, which have posted good growth in farming yields and thereby production.

This was informed by Maharashtra agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar, who said that while only 7,000 saplings of BT cotton can be planted on one acre of land, farmers can plant 100,000 saplings of hybrid cotton seeds in the same area.

Media reports quoted the minister as saying that Madhya Pradesh recorded the highest growth in farming output at 20 per cent in the last fiscal, with Gujarat posting 8.45 per cent, Andhra Pradesh 8.40 per cent and Chhattisgarh 7.8 per cent.

An expert committee will visit these high growth states and study the policies adopted by them to increase agricultural growth rate in Maharashtra. (AR)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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