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Cotton Technology Mission comprises four Mini Missions

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Mar '07
The Technology Mission on cotton (TMC) was launched by the Government of India on 21st February, 2000 with the aim of addressing issues relating to the increase in productivity, improvement of quality and reduction in the cost of production and thus providing the much-needed competitive advantage to the textile industry along with ensuring attractive returns to the farmers.

The Mission comprises four Mini Missions (MM), which are jointly being implemented by the Ministries of Agriculture and Textiles. Research and Development on cotton and Dissemination of technology to farmers are being undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture through MM – I (Research and Development) and MM - -II (Transfer of Technology) respectively.

The Ministry of Textiles is implementing MM-III (Deveopment of in marketing yards) & MM – IV (Modernisation of Ginning and Pressing factories) through the Cotton Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI), Mumbai which has established a separate cell for efficient working of TMC.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan in a reply to a question by Shri K. Chandran Pillai.

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