About

Central Cotton Research Institute, Sakrand. The institute was established in 1976 by the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) through the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Government of Pakistan and is mainly being financed from the Annual Development Programme (ADP) funds of the Federal Government, the paucities being met by the PCCC from its cess. The institute, as the name goes, is the monocrop, multidisciplinary research organization with an ultimate object of evolving high yielding, early maturing, heat and drought tolerant cotton varieties that resist the prevailing insect pest complex, resistant to CLCuV disease and also possess desirable fiber characteristics.

Central Cotton Research Institute, Sakrand Institute was established in 1976 by the Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) through the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Government of Pakistan and is mainly being financed from the Annual Development Programme (ADP) funds of the Federal Government, the paucities being met by the PCCC from its cess. The institute, as the name goes, is the monocrop, multidisciplinary research organization with an ultimate object of evolving high yielding, early maturing, heat and drought tolerant cotton varieties that resist the prevailing insect pest complex, resistant to CLCuV disease and also possess desirable fiber characteristics.

With the above objective in view, the institute conducted basic as well as applied research on cotton crop in the disciplines of Plant Breeding / Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Physiology/ Chemistry, Plant Pathology and Entomology Sections; whereas, there is lacking of Biotechnology Molecular Breeding, Fiber Technology, Transfer of Technology and Statistics Sections. This collaborative multidisciplinary research work paves a way to the concerted efforts in achieving the objective with which the organization has been established and leads to the evolution of new cotton varieties with recommended package of production technology. The new development is being disseminated to the farming community through liaison between the Institute and Agriculture Extension Department, Govt. of Sindh. The institute is situated in the center of cotton growing areas of the Sindh province, which is the 2nd largest cotton producing province of Pakistan.  The province has favorable climatic and ecological conditions for cotton cultivation. Institute has only about 50 acres of farm’s land, which is not sufficient to conduct even different sections experiments, demonstration plots and multiplication of institute’s varieties.