Production plans for cotton and citrus under delayed monsoon unveiled

19th July, 2014, Nagpur

Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR released contingency plan advisories entitled, ‘Cotton Action Plan 2014’ and ‘Management of citrus orchards under drought like conditions’ here today. The cotton production contingency plans have been prepared jointly by Nagpur based institutes Central Institute of Cotton Research, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning and Central Research Institute of Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, while the citrus contingency plan is prepared by National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur.

The cotton and citrus contingency action plans contain details of the package of practices to be followed and precautions to be taken especially in fields where cotton sowings have got delayed and citrus orchards face moisture deficit. 

Dr. Ayyappan lauded the contribution of the institutes in their efforts to combat climatic aberrations resulting from delayed monsoon. Dr. C.D. Mayee, former Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board; Dr. Keshav R. Kranti, Director, CICR and  S.K. Singh, Director, NBSS&LUP; M.S. Ladaniya, Director, NRCC and scientists of the institutes were present on the occasion.

(Source: NBSS&LUP ,Nagpur)