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‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.
The study was conducted by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, a government agency.
Maharashtra CM Devandra Fadnavis said the use of GM crop is a debated issue but countries from where edible oil is imported also use GM technology.
Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana, says farmers in a Hisar village will sow HT Bt cotton seeds Friday to support the Maharashtra farmers who defied GM crop ban.
Farmers planted the illegal HTBt cotton in Maharashtra last month, saying they wanted ‘independence’. Here’s all you need to know about the controversy.
Ramdas Tadas, BJP MP from Wardha who has raised the issue in Lok Sabha, said farmers should have the right to choose what to sow in their fields.
Maharashtra farmers’ protest movement in favour of GM seeds has now spread to 11 districts.
Women farmers led by Maya Pusadekar are set to plant the unapproved herbicide tolerant Bt cotton at Pusada village in Amravati on Pusadekar’s land.
Move by the two farmers, who are from Ahmednagar and Akola districts, comes 3 days after a huge protest in Akola against ban on GM seeds in India.
The farmer, a member of the Shetkari Sanghatana, which backs GM crops, planted the modified cotton in Maharashtra's cotton-growing Akola district.
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