The Asia-Pacific Consortium of Agricultural Biotechnology (Apcoab), A Program of the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (Apaari), Has Been Working to Facilitate Exchange of Information and Promote Informed Opinion Across the Region on Issues of Common Interest Related to Agricultural Biotechnology. In 2006, Apcoab Published First Status Report on Bt Cotton in India When 40 Bt Hybrids Were Being Cultivated on an Area of 1.26 Million Hectares. Besides Tracing The Development of Bt Hybrids and Their Adoption by Indian Farmers, The Report Highlighted Issues That Needed to be Addressed To Effectively Harness The Benefits That Bt Technology Promised. During the Past Three Years, Indian Cotton Scenario Has Changed Dramatically, Largely Due to the Adoption of Bt Cotton. The Number of Bt Hybrids Released for Commercial Cultivation Till Date Has Crossed 600 With More Than 35 Seed Companies and Public Sector Institutions Currently Engaged in Their Development.