Newsline-National | April 2019
Govt lowers price of Bt cotton seeds
The Centre has marginally lowered the maximum sale price of Bt cotton seeds (BG-II) for
a 450-gram packet to Rs 730 for
the 2019-20 season. The licence,
or trait fee, charged by companies has also been slashed by almost
49 per cent to Rs 20. The new price of a Bt cotton seed packet weighing 450 grams and 120 grams refugia for the 2019-20 season—October
to September—will be Rs 730, including a trait fee of Rs 20.
The maximum sale price of Bt cotton seeds in 2018-19 was Rs 740, including trait value of Rs 39.