The Story of Bt Cotton in Andhra Pradesh (2005)

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The Bt Cotton was introduced in 2002 with much hype about its performance in addressing the problems faced by the farmers. Three years later, field experiences show that there were erratic processes and results.

The report is based on the field experiences of bt cotton farmers.

Aftermath: The report was presented to GEAC on 4th February, 2005. GEAC based on the data and feedback from the state government has withdrawn the permission given for commercial cultivation of the three Bt cotton hybrids MECH 12 Bt, MECH 162 Bt, MECH 184 Bt.