Punjab Agricultural University has developed the country’s first genetically-modified varieties of cotton

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Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana has announced that it has developed the country’s first genetically-modified varieties of cotton –  the seeds of which could be reused by farmers with no commercial restrictions, resulting in savings on repeat purchases every season.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has identified three Bt cotton varieties – PAU Bt 1, F1861 and RS2013 – for cultivation in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.

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