Debate

No scientific evidence to prove that GM crops harm soil and human health: govt

Our bureau New Delhi, Dec 5: There is no scientific evidence to prove that Genetically Modified crops would harm soil, human health and environment, Indian Government has informed the parliament. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar’s response came to queries in Rajya Sabha (Upper House of parliament) over the recent controversial decision[…]

Indian rice exporters against allowing large scale trial of GM rice

Indian rice exporters against allowing large scale trial of GM rice Our bureau New Delhi, Apr 9: India’s rice exporters have expressed concern against allowing large scale field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) rice which may adversely impact its marketability abroad. Recently, the Genetically Modified Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the[…]

GM crop debate finds place in India’s election discourse

GM crop debate finds place in India’s election discourse Our bureau New Delhi, Apr 8: India’s major parties acknowledge concerns and promise precautionary approach, in allowing Genetically Modified (GM) crop for large scale cultivation. As an acknowledgement of widespread opposition to GM crops across the country due to their adverse[…]

“One big problem affecting Indian agri-market is after 1960-70’s, we did little to change revolution and to improve infrastructure”

A key fallout of the India’s agricultural market system is declining competitiveness. This leads to increase in prices at the consumer level, without benefiting the farmer. Dr Ramesh Chand, director, the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), spoke to Indianagribusiness.com on range of issues concerning agricultural marketing[…]