Naturally coloured cotton is a very enthusiastic proposition for all of us who share
concern about health, safety and threat to ecosystem. The rapid strides of industrial
progress has in its wake witnessed a number of environmental problems in almost
all spheres of human activities; and textile industry is not an exception to it.
Indiscriminate use of chemicals in cotton production as well as for dyeing and
finishing of fabrics in textile industries adds to the environmental pollution. In the
wake of recent ban on the Azo dyes and more than 100 toxic chemicals used in
textile industry and increasing awareness about the deteriorating environment, use
of coloured cotton is unique in cotton fabric and apparel market. In this article an
attempt has been made to review most pertinent literature on the present status of
research, breeding strategies, problems associated with commercial adoption of
coloured cotton and its potential.
Keywords: Coloured cotton, genetic resources, inheritance, breeding strategies, future potential, problems.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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