NEW DELHI: Extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change is projected to impact agricultural productivity with increasing severity from 2020 to the end of the c

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Cotton, Oilseeds and Pulses, 28/07/2017. The production of pulses, cotton and oilseeds for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 is at Annexure I. Government has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of all kharif crops including pulses, cotton & oilseeds for 2017-18 season on the basis of the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), views of State Governments, Central Ministries/Departments and other relevant factors.

For farmers, a uniform 2 per cent premium rate on sum insured (SI) for all kharif or monsoon season foodgrains and oilseeds, while 1.5 per cent for rabi winter crops and 5 per cent for annual comme

The government had assured the court that there would be no commercial release of genetically modified seeds till the views of the public were collected and placed before the appraisal committee.

Mustard oil extracted from the seeds of the genetically modified mustard plant is safe to consume, says Prof M Sivanandham, an expert biotechnologist.

Anti-GM activists today asked Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to reject the application seeking commercialisation of genetically-modified mustard, saying there is no "scientific, ethical and soc

Far from real: The push for GM is coming from commercial food industry, not ordinary homes, say activists.
Regulator cleared the variety on May 12

Concerns over GM mustard impacting pollination and honey production have no empirical basis

The anti-GM mustard grouping assured the path to commercialisation of India’s first genetically modified food crop will not be easy.

A parliamentary panel headed by Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury will discuss the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops with multinational seed firms and activists.

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