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Haryana, Punjab may cut Bt cotton sowing

Haryana, Punjab may cut Bt cotton sowing The move comes after a joint action panel recommended use of traditional varieties as they were immune to pest attacks Komal Amit Gera  |  Chandigarh February 18, 2016 Last Updated at 22:35 IST http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/haryana-punjab-may-cut-bt-cotton-sowing-116021800315_1.html Image via Shutterstock ALSO READ Surinder Sud: Nibbling away at yield, profitPrice control may stifle India’s cotton seed industryLetters: Inadequate regulationPak cheers Indian cotton industry Farmer suicides in Punjab and Haryana in the aftermath of extensive damage to the cotton crop in 2015-16 due to pest attack has led to a swing in official opinion against genetically modified (Bt) seeds. A Joint Action Committee was appointed by the two state […]

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