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A cotton farmer in Vidarbha, Maharashtra

Now, Maharashtra’s women farmers plan to defy GM ban, get ready to plant HT cotton seeds

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.
Cotton being grown in a field

2 more Maharashtra farmers sow GM cotton, say it’s their ‘civil disobedience movement’

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.
A farmer hand-picks cotton in a field in Sirsa, Haryana

‘Don’t want subsidies, just tech’: Farmers plant GM cotton in Maharashtra, defy crop ban

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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