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GHCL plans organic cotton farming in Orissa

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Following are excerpts from a report in Business Standard.

Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.’s textiles division plans to go for organic cotton contract farming in Gujarat, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh in a big way.

The company aims to cover 30,000 hectares in these states. For a start the company has finalised on 2,000 hectares of organic contract farming in Orissa.

The company’s organic home linen segment is witnessing a great demand in the European and the US markets. The company is planning to go in for a tie-up with the National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT) to allow the students to go in for internships at GHCL units and to tap talents for their facility.

Neeraj Jalan, General Manager, GHCL, told Business Standard: “We are aiming to cover around 30,000 hectares under contract farming for organic cotton. We have identified three states for this which included Gujarat, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh. We have finalised around 2,000 hectares of land for contract farming in Orissa.

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The news report mentions that:

Amit Spinning, which was a leading spinner in the country, has now moved into organic cotton farming with 10,000 acres of farmland under organic cotton in Gujarat and a similar size in Orissa.