Over 250 Cotton Varieties

Ongoing efforts by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has resulted in more than 200 cotton varieties including hybrids that can suit to the requirements of varied climatic conditions of India

Ongoing efforts by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has resulted in more than 200 cotton varieties including hybrids that can suit to the requirements of varied climatic conditions of India. Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur and the All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project of the ICAR are developing new production technologies for cotton with focus on basic and applied cotton research.

According to Indian Minister Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Government of India apart from the aforementioned projects, Indian government is implementing Mini Mission-II of Technology Mission on Cotton in 13 cotton growing states since 2001. This programme has played an important role in increasing the cotton yield in India.

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