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Maharashtra to adopt Brazilian techniques to raise cotton yield

| Updated on: May 14, 2012
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The Maharashtra Government is planning to adopt the ‘Brazil pattern’ for boosting cotton yield in the State.

“It wants to boost productivity from 475 kg per hectare to 600 kg per hectare,” a senior Maharashtra Government official said.

Brazil, in spite of having just 14 lakh hectares of rain-fed land for cotton cultivation, produces about 1,495 kg of cotton per hectare. The global average is 745 kg per hectare.

The model is based on high density cultivation practices where, at times, about one lakh shrubs are planted in a one acre area, the official said.  

A high-level delegation of Government officials have visited Brazil and submitted its recommendations to the Centre.

 

Published on May 14, 2012

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