Govt to ensure 100 percent availability of certified cotton seed

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Islamabad

In a bid to revive cotton crop in the country, the government was determined to providing 100 percent certified, pest resistant and climate tolerant high yielding seed varieties to farmers during coming season.

In this regard, Federal Seed Certification and Registration Department has completed testing of 30,000 tons cotton seeds of different varieties.
Initiative was started to fulfill the domestic requirements of certified seed in order to enhance per-acre output of the major cash crop of the country as well as enhancing the farmers income for economic growth and social prosperity, said Dr Zahid Director Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC).

Talking to APP here on Tuesday, he said that government was determined to fulfill 100 percent local seed requirements by providing them certified seeds during coming season.—APP