Environment and Forests Minister Veerappa Moily has confirmed to The Indian Express that field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops will be supported by his ministry and it will be reflected in the joint affidavit that will be filed before the Supreme Court very soon.

Saying that the benefits of science and technology must “percolate” to every segment of society, Moily said field trials of GM crops will be backed in keeping with the recommendations of the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) but with “crop-specific dedicated monitoring and protocol system”.

The Centre is all set to tell the Supreme Court that the report of the R K Pachauri committee, which has suggested an alternative route to the mythological Ram Sethu for the Sethusamudram project,

After Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel criticised Union Minister Jairam Ramesh for delaying environmental clearance for the Navi Mumbai airport, it was Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan

The samples of okra and brinjal fruit and soil collected from non-IPM and IPM fields were analyzed for insecticides viz chlorpyriphos, cypermethrin and monocrotophos, widely used in these crops in adopted village Raispur, in Ghaziabad District (UP).