Monday, May 26, 2014
ENTRY OF BT COTTON SEEDS NOT ALLOWED IN BALANGIR Monday, 26 May 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ENTRY OF BT COTTON SEEDS NOT ALLOWED IN BALANGIR
Monday, 26 May 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
This was revealed by district Collector Dr M Muthukumar in an informal chat with this correspondent on Friday. This year, it is targeted that cotton cultivation in Balangir district will br undertaken in 36,500 hectares of land which requires around 1 lakh packets of cotton seeds.
The Collector said, “I will allow the approved variety of BT cotton seeds to be cultivated in the district. The seed dealers in the district have agreed to provide around 44,000 packets of hybrid seeds. There is a shortfall of 55,000 packets of seeds. Talks have been initiated with other companies and institutions to ensure supply of hybrid cotton seeds. I would see that the Bt cotton seeds coming from Kalahandi and other border districts is checked. Action would be taken against any company promoting Bt cotton seeds in this district.”