A decade of Bt cotton in Madhya Pradesh: a report

A decade of Bt cotton in Madhya Pradesh: a report

This review of a decade of Bt cotton in MP by Beej Swaraj Abhiyan & Hamara Beej Abhiyan finds that that there have been no gains in the state as claimed by Bt cotton proponents & calls for strict regulations to regulate Bt cotton seed industry.

A report released by Beej Swaraj Abhiyan and Hamara Beej Abhiyan in Madhya Pradesh on March 31st 2012, also including data from a primary survey taken up in 2012, to look at the comparative performance of Bt cotton with a set of sample farmers in Kharif 2011 as compared to their experiences in Kharif 2011, shows very clearly that there have been no gains made as claimed due to the advent of Bt cotton. In fact, Madhya Pradesh had better yields before the advent of Bt cotton.

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