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Agriculture ministry cautions to avoid white fly on cotton

Emphasise on timely sowing of cotton to save the crop from white fly, which had caused huge crop loss

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Mar 30 2016 12:22PM | Updated Date: Mar 30 2016 2:26PM

Agriculture ministry cautions to avoid white fly on cotton

 The Union Ministry of Agriculture has advised Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to emphasise on timely sowing of cotton to save the crop from the menace of white fly, which had caused huge crop loss in these states in the previous year. 

 
Union Agriculture Ministry gave extensive pieces of advice to the states of Punjab, Haryana as well as Rajasthan. The officers and agriculture scientists related to Ministry of Agriculture reviewed and formed a strategy. 
 
A statement issued by the ministry stated that the states producing cotton are supposed to be cautious about the adverse effect of white fly." 
 
The Government of India has forwarded extensive directives to the States of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan comprised of the instructions that the sowing process may be carried out within the precincts of scheduled time frame, only recommended seeds might be utilised, close watch might be encertained on the movement of pests as well as the sprinkling of pest etc. at the required time.