Maintaining or enhancing organic carbon is a slow process particularly in tropical regions where rapid decomposition of organic matter results in loss of carbon. Results of a number of experiments conducted in India and abroad conclusively proves the potential, however the rates of sequestration have been low.
The State Cabinet on Thursday is learnt to have constituted a sub-committee to draft an agriculture marketing policy which among others would provide thrust to infrastructure and help provide facilities to farmers to take their produce directly to the retailers by eliminating middlemen in the process.
Genetic modification in agriculture involves the release of modified living organisms into the open environment. It is a technology which is at present imprecise, potentially hazardous and irreversible.