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Initiative taken to cultivate BT cotton: Matia

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury said Bangladesh has taken an initiative to cultivate Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) cotton or BT cotton to boost cotton production, reports BSS. “As the harmful pest ‘Bollworm’ is the main impediment in raising cotton production in the conventional method so, Bangladesh has initiated Biotechnology based BT cultivation to boost cotton production,” the minister said this replying to query of treasury bench lawmaker Sukumar Ranjan Gosh (Munshiganj-1) at the parliament in capital yesterday.To this end, the Cotton Development Board (CDB) has set up different demonstration farm for introducing the BT cotton, she said, adding that after successful completion of the trial production initiative would be taken for extending the cultivation of the BT cotton through distribution it among the farmers.BSS

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