The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) undertakes the Cotton Development and extension Activities through its extension arm- CITI Cotton Development & Research Association (CITI CDRA).
CITI is registered under Sec 25 of Companies Act, now under Section 8 of amended Companies Act and as a trust u/s 12AA of Income Tax Act.
CITI CDRA is registered as a Trust dated 24th April 1970 under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. It is also registered as a trust u/s 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act.
CITI CDRA activities aim at strengthening the cotton value chain by involving stakeholders. These activities are being conducted since its inception i.e. 1970 onwards. CDRA’s activities are essentially meant to improve yield and production of cotton, creating awareness among the cotton growers from the project areas about the latest production, plant protection and Nutrient Management Technologies and equipping the farmers with these technologies for sustaining cotton production and improving the economic status of the farmers who are the weakest link in the cotton value chain.