2138 Impact of Bt-cotton on Agriculture in India


Bt cotton was approved for commercial cultivation in India in March 2002 after stringent assessment for biosafety and profitability. The Bt-cotton area increased from a meager 0.4% to 40% of the cotton area in India, in a short period of four years. The technology was found to result in many positive benefits for Indian agriculture, especially in terms of… (More)