Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, has issued a Gazette notification specifying the seed quality standard for Bt cotton Seeds. This is with reference to the meeting held under the chairmanship of Shri R.K.Singh, Joint cretary (seeds) on the 24 February, 2016, to finalize the seed quality standards (genetic Purity etc.) for Bt cotton seeds under Refugia in a Bag Concept (RIB). In the meeting, it was decided that there will be two types of seed packing, one with 120g non Bt Cotton seeds pack within 450g Bt cotton Seeds pack (pack in a pack(PIP)) and another 475g pack with 5% (23.75g) non Bt. Cotton hybrid seeds mixed with the 95% (451.25g) Bt cotton seeds.