With an aim to keep a check on child labour migration from Rajasthan to Gujarat, the state government has decided to compete with Gujarat in production of BT cotton. 

To promote BT cotton production in the state, the government will distribute certified seeds for free and impart training to the famers in the entire tribal region in South Rajasthan, including Udaipur division. 

The migration of labour, including children, has always been a cause of concern for the state government. It has now set up various check posts on the routes leading to Gujarat to check child labour trafficking. Also, various task forces have been constituted to check trafficking in the neighbouring districts of Gujarat. 

"Whatever process Gujarat government has adopted, we have adopted the same here for BT cotton production. We are deciding on how to increase its production in the state to check migration," state rural development and panchayati raj minister Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya said. 

While addressing various NGO and state government officials at a programme on child labour on Monday, he said, "BT cotton is a cash crop and we want tribals in the adjoining areas of Udaipur and other districts to grow it." 

Government plans to encourage BT cotton production in Girwa, Kherwada, Mavli, Vallabhnagar, Kotda, Jhadol and Salumber areas of Udaipur division, which has witnessed migration of labour, especially child labour, to Gujarat. 

He said people have always migrated from south Rajasthan, either to other states or other countries for work. "The state government has launched Rozgar Guarantee Scheme, which is successfully giving jobs to the people and a chance to earn their livelihoods in their hometowns," he said. 

Malviya added, "Now, we have been informed that Gujarat is having trouble since labourers were not coming from Rajasthan to Gujarat."