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Govt plans Cotton Plantation Development Program

May '07
Achmad Manggabarani, the Director General of Plantations said that annual need for cotton in Indonesia has reached 550,000 tons against the domestic production of only 5,000 tons. For this country has to depend on import of the fibre.

In order to achieve a production target of 70,000 tons by 2010, Government is chalking out some plans. Cotton Plantation Development Program would be implemented in 55 districts in seven provinces of Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi.

The program will include 50,000 hectares of cotton plantations to increase productivity up to 1.4 tons per hectare till 2010. Farmers using low quality of seeds are responsible for present production of cotton with 0.6 tons per hectare.

The National Cotton Plantation Programme would contribute at a rate of 70,000 tons a year to the domestic industry, increasing textile production by 0.5 percent from the present level.

Government has appointed three companies that would be involved in the development of cotton, namely PT Nusa Farm in West Nusa Tenggara, PT Sukun in East Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta and Bali and PT Sebo Fajar in South Sulawesi.

Director of water management also agreed that irrigation problems needed to solve for better cotton production.

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