With reference to Cotton, which among the following is / are correct statements:
1. India is the original home of the cotton plant
2. India is the first country to introduce hybrid cottonseeds for commercial cultivation
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

In India, hybrid cotton era started since 1970 with the release of world’s first cotton hybrid “H4” from Cotton Research Station Surat of Gujarat Agricultural University. This hybrid was developed by Late Dr.C.T.Patel who is rightly called as father of hybrid cotton.

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