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Aatmanirbhar Bharat needs an Aatmanirbhar seed sector
Last Updated:  Sep 22, 2020

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.

Nod for trials of Bt Brinjal varieties revives GMO concerns
Last Updated:  Sep 07, 2020

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.

नया बीज विधेयक - विवाद और सवाल
Last Updated:  Sep 02, 2020

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.

Greening Delhi needs more will power than wallet power
Last Updated:  Aug 31, 2020

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.

China's Eco-Terror Plot How Can India Protect Itself? NewsX
Last Updated:  Aug 02, 2020

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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