Much stress has been laid on Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and even more on the fact that agriculture will be the backbone of the economy in times to come. But can we have a self-reliant India, or even self-reliant agriculture, without a sovereign seed sector? The Indian government needs to revisit some policies before we can proceed.
An approval given for confined field trials to two new Bt brinjal varieties for biosafety evaluation by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) in seven States has left many curious about the Narendra Modi government’s stand on genetically modified (GM) crops.
खेती किसानी में बीज की गुणवत्ता से फसल की गुणवत्ता तय होती है. हरित क्रांति के वक्त बीजों की क्वालिटी, उत्पादन और बिक्री को रेगुलेट करने के लिए 1966 में बीज एक्ट सामने आया.
As Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are proactively supporting plantation drives, the national capital should also encourage farmers to surround the city with green walls of trees.
While citizens in the UK, US, and Canada have found mystery seed packets, the ITSA has cautioned that it could be a form of 'seed terrorism'.
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