BollGard, BollgardII

Bollgard is our technology that provides in-seed protection for cotton seeds. Bollgard II is about protecting the boll from the inside against threats that exist externally; the bollworm. What its helped do; the cotton revolution, increased farmer income and sustainable growth in the entire industry. Innovation and partnerships create India’s cotton revolution.

Indian farmers are the fastest adopters of Bt-cotton in the world – a third faster than Chinese farmers and twice as fast as US farmers.

India becomes world no 2 cotton producer and exporter in 2011-12;

Production has gone up by 154% and productivity by 59% over the past decade

Farmers earn additional income of $9.4Bn (Rs 42,300 crore) in between 2002-2011.

Reduced pesticide usage – health benefits for farmers and their families