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“We are proud of Mad­hya Pradesh’s achieve­ments in spear­head­ing the or­ganic cot­ton rev­o­lu­tion and aim to in­crease or­ganic cot­ton farm­ing from 30,000 to 75,000 hectares in the next 3 years. To fur­ther re­in­force the or­ganic cot­ton ini­tia­tive, the Govern­ment of Mad­hya Pradesh has sanc­tioned at least 100 or­ganic cot­ton clus­ters un­der Param­para­gat Kr­ishi Vikas Yo­jana (PKVY). In a bid to fur­ther strengthen re­search through the state agri­cul­ture uni­ver­si­ties, the state has also es­tab­lished a pes­ti­cides residue testing cen­tre to im­prove qual­ity of ex­ports. In ad­di­tion, we are es­tab­lish­ing In­dia’s first ded­i­cated Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence for or­ganic re­search cen­tre in Mandla and or­ganic cot­ton re­search in Khandwa. Soon, Mad­hya Pradesh will be­come the first state in In­dia with a ded­i­cated agri­cul­ture pro­duce and ex­port pro­mo­tion agency that will also boost or­ganic cot­ton ex­port. We strongly be­lieve that th­ese steps would be key en­ablers in over­com­ing the bar­ri­ers to or­ganic cot­ton cul­ti­va­tion, ad­dress­ing agri­cul­tural con­cerns for farm­ers, in a sus­tain­able man­ner.”

– Dr. Ra­jesh Ra­jora, Hon’ble Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary, Depart­ment of Farmer Wel­fare & Agri­cul­ture De­vel­op­ment, Govern­ment of Mad­hya Pradesh

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