HOW CAN A LOWLY VEGETABLE BE AN ISSUE OF NATIONAL SECURITY? IS THERE A FOREIGN HAND IN YOUR BELLY? SHOMA CHAUDHURY LAYS BARE THE COMPLEX STORY OF Bt BRINJAL AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: At a time when the Science and Technology (S&T) and Environment Ministries are differing over Bt brinjal, another tussle is brewing between them over who a new biotechnology regulator will report to.

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that India

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said that we will have to understand the climate change in toto before any negotiations are carried out at Climate Change policy.

SHAKEEL AHMED

Congress Spokesman (on February 9)

Joining the growing number of voices within the government that are uncomfortable with the decision to put the introduction of Bt brinjal on indefinite hold, Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said it was important to ensure that

In a first of its kind effort to encourage technology-driven development at the grassroots, the science-related departments of the government got together to inform the states about indigenous technologies currently available in the country and how they can be utilised to solve everyday problems.

Amid raging debate over the release of Bt brinjal for commercial use, Science and Technology Minister Prithviraj Chavan today supported the genetically modified product for the first time, saying the controversial variety of the vegetable was

With sea levels estimated to increase alarmingly between 19 cm and 59 cm by the end of this century, India will soon embark on its first-ever

Stressing the need for finding solutions to major challenges the country faces in the

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