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Finally first variety of Bt cotton to be released

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Mar '07
Bt cotton variety, to be released by the Government this year, will not be as good as the existing unapproved variety of crop, sources informed.

According to sources, about 11 companies are providing unapproved Bt cotton in Punjab and these varieties are providing 50 maunds yield per acre.

Government is claiming to be on fast track for the release of Bt cotton variety this year.

However, critics pointed out that till now, Government has failed to release even a single variety of Bt cotton compared to 40 types released by the India.

They further added that Government was not at all serious about the issue in the past.


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