National Activities


Research & Development

  • Research & development of new high yielding varieties and renovating Indian heritage ELS cotton varieties – Suvin, MCU 5, MCU 7, Surabhi, LRA 5166

Projects under progress

  1. Maintaining Germplasm collections (600 nos)
  2. Mass pedigree maintenance of promising Lines & Varieties
  3. Restoring purity, yield, ginning outturn and fibre properties of MCU-5,Suvin, MCU-7 and Surabhi
  4. Development of G.barbadense cultures with better yield and optimum duration
  5. Identification of Hi-tech hybrid combination and Synthesis of new hybrid combinations
  6. Evolution new cultures – ELS, Long and Medium and short staple cottons
  7. Breeding lines with High Ginning Outturn
  8. Development of ELS and Long Staple Bt Varieties
  9. Development of colour cotton varieties
  10. Promotion Organic Cotton Cultivation
  11. Motivating farmers to produce Organic Cotton. Tie-up with textiles mills for providing inputs free of cost buy back the kapas
  12. Formation of Farmers Groups - Bringing together farmers in the villages and help them to avail supporting measures from the Government , etc

Transfer of Improved Technologies through

  • Farmers’ Field Schools
  • Awareness Programmes
  • Open & Distance Education through TNAU
  • Holding Exhibitions
  • Demonstration of high yield varieties and hybrids
  • Integrated Nutrient Management (INM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM), use of Biofertilizers, Use of Vermicompost, Water Management and inter-cropping system.
  • Promotion of quality consciousness among cotton farmers through improved practices for picking of kapas in fields, its storage and transportation for marketing to market yards.

Production & Distribution of genetically pure cotton seeds

Till March 2022 the Association had produced and distributed more than 9 million metric tonnes of genetically pure cotton seeds to the farmers. In the year 2020-21 alone the Association had supplied 200 tonnes of ELS varietal cotton seeds to The Cotton Corporation of India for distribution to cotton farmers in the State of Tamil Nadu through State's Agricultural Department.

Designed SIMA Kapas Plucker suitable for Indian Conditions

Meeting of Dr M Asha Rani, Secretary cum Chief Cotton Breeder with Mr Vinod Kumar Gaur Chairman cum Managing Director of National Seeds Corporation Mr Vinod Kumar Gaur on January 5, 2020

Mrs P P Ayisha, Regional Manager, National Seeds Corporaton Ltd inspecting the process of Quality Check of Seeds on December 17, 2019 at Ponneri Factory

Discussion meeting of the Office Bearers and Council Members of the Association with Dr P Alli Rani, CCI CMD on December 22, 2018 at the SIMA Conference Hall.

Field Visit of Shakthi Bt and SHB 3 varieties on trials in Rajasthan, Jabuva along with CITI CD & RA Chairman Mr P D Patodia, Dr Gorpade, Mr Suresh Kotak

Chairman Mr K Narayanasaami and Mr V Selvapathy visiting farmers field at Mallasamudram

Deputy Chairman Mr G Venkataramachandran inspecting Ponneri Seed Farm on December 30, 2021

Deputy Chairman Mr G Venkataramachandran commissioning Seed Packing Machine on December 30, 2021

Meeting with TN Agricultural Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary
Dr M Asha Rani appraised Mr Gagandeep Singh, Agricultural Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu of the benefits of using SIMA Kapas Plucker which is a hand held battery operated equipment developed by the Association enabling increase of about five times to that of manual plucking thereby reducing the cost of kapas plucking and contamination which results in reduced cost of cotton cultivation and fetch higher prices due to the reduced contamination in December 2018 and appraised him.

"Buyers Meet 2019" & "Workshop on Contract Farming: A tool to increase Production of ELS Cotton" organised by CCI on October 14, 2019.

Free distribution of inputs to Organic Cotto Farmers by M/s Precot Limited

Free distribution of inputs to Organic Cotto Farmers by M/s Adwaith Textiles Private Limited

Participation at Cuddalore Exhibition

Participation in Farm to Finish Expos

Participation in Annual Group Meeting 2022 Fifty Years (Golden Jubilee) of Cotton Hybrid Technology organised by ICAR-AICRP on Cotton and ISCI, Mumbai and TNAU, Coimbatore during April 6-8,2022

Deputy Chairman Mr G Venkataramachandran at the "Cotton Hybrids- Challenges and Opportunities" as panel member

Deputy Chairman Mr G Venkataramachandran addressing the participants on "Cotton Hybrids- Challenges and Opportunities". Secretary General Dr K Selvaraju address on "Cottn Technology Innovations"

Secretary cum Chief Cotton Breeder DR M Asha Rani and Research Manager Mr V Muthusamy attending the Breeding session

Chairman Mr R Ravichandran, Deputy Chairman Mr G Venkataramachandran and DrM Asha Rani meeting CCI CMD Mr P K Agarwal