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·         Developing high yielding tetraploid cotton varieties and hybrids for winter irrigated tracts through interdisciplinary approach

·         Enhancing the genetic potential to withstand biotic and abiotic stresses through exploitation of wild relatives

·         Improving the  fibre quality to suit the requirement of textile sector

·         Breeding for special traits like high oil content, coloured lint and naked seeds to suit the varied requirements

·         Characterization of genetic accessions through morphological, molecular and biochemical approaches

·         Ensuring adequacy in the supply of good quality seeds of various classes

·         Standardizing the agronomic packages with optimized use of resources

·         Monitoring the cotton pests and developing suitable Integrated Pest management technologies and

·         Disseminating the technologies to farmers through on farm and off farm mode.