Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan has said that cotton is most profitable crop as compared to others and need of the time is to emphasis on research for producing new resistant varieties of cotton crop.
He stated this while addressing a seminar on profitable Production Technology of cotton held at Central Cotton Research Institute Multan on Monday.
Sikandar Hayat Bosan said that only option is to increase per acre lint yield by applying modern cotton technologies that have successfully been adopted in many developed and under developing countries to improve crop yields.
He said that government has taken number of measures to provide relief to the growers in term of subsidy on fertilizers, reduction in tube well tariff, and provision of loan on easy terms which have given fruitful results.
He said that fourteen percent increase in cotton production was achieved last year comparative to the year 2016-17 due to the effective measures of the government.
Source: Radio Pakistan