Central Cotton Research Institute, Pakistan in Pakistan Directory
Cotton is an important cash crop of Pakistan. It is an occupation of 1.5 million farming families and a source of livelihood for several millions of labour in cities and towns. In cotton growing areas, sale of cotton produce may account as much as 40% of cash income of rural households. Besides this, it accounts for 60% of our export earnings and about 85% of domestic oil production. It provides raw material to 458 textile mills, more than 1200 ginning factories and 5000 oil expellers. In view of economic importance of cotton crop in Pakistan’s economy, it was realized in late sixties that cotton production could not be increased only by evolution of varieties alone, therefore, Central Cotton Research Institute, Multan was established in 1970 by the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Government of Pakistan with the task to carry out research and development work in a coordinated approach by different disciplines on various aspects of production of quality cotton. Information on research on the growth and production of cotton. The institute is in Multan, the center of the cotton growing belt in Pakistan.