Bangladesh to cultivate BT cotton 

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 09 Jul 2017, 18:37:16

Bangladesh to cultivate BT cotton 

Bangladesh to cultivate BT cotton 
Bangladesh has taken an initiative to cultivate Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) cotton or BT cotton to boost cotton production.

This was disclosed by  Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury  at the Parliament Sunday.

"As the harmful pest 'Bollworm' is the main impediment in raising cotton production in the conventional method so, Bangladesh has initiated Biotechnology based BT cultivation to boost cotton production," the minister said this replying to query.

To this end, the Cotton Development Board (CDB) has set up different demonstration farm for introducing the BT cotton, she said, adding that after successful completion of the trial production initiative would be taken for extending the cultivation of the BT cotton through distribution it among the farmers, reports BSS.

In addition to this, she said a project on 'research development for developed variety cotton and its seed' is now under process for getting approval to develop high-yielding and short-duration cotton variety.

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