Sugarcane farmers are the losers as Uttar Pradesh government, mill owners strike a deal
‘BRAI will benefit both private and public sectors’
Introduction of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill has brought cheers to the agri-biotechnology industry that was facing …
Seed bill retake
Monitor seed prices, not just quality, say farmer groups
Dissent on Seeds Bill
Kerala and Bihar want amendments
More bite, less to chew
The most controversial aspect of the food security law is the restructuring of the public distribution system to cover an unprecedented 67 per …
Difficult to digest
After much debate, the Cabinet cleared the food security bill. Will it really ensure food for every Indian?
Old mandate, new law
Agricultural Biosecurity Bill 2013 does not offer much to save India from bio-terror
Is new land bill up to mark?
Draft land bill proposes higher compensation for land acquisitions, but complaints persist
Will seeds bill make it this time?
Opposition parties say the draft is still not farmer-friendly
Stage set for GM crops
Centre hastily tables Bill on biotech regulation in Parliament
Contract farming is increasing in India, but laws are not in place to protect farmers
Legislation for a few
Benefits of the Act that encourages conservation of plants reach few farmers
Biodiversity authority prepares a weak draft of guidelines on access and benefit sharing of natural resources
Act of omission
Public institutions do not seek permission from the biodiversity authority before genetically manipulating crops
Who is watching GM crops?
As India gets ready to unleash a vast number of genetically modified (GM) food crops, politicians have joined activists in opposing engineered …
Bringing order to streets
Centre legalises street vending and gives the profession its due respect. But accommodating vendors is a challenge
Punjab's paddy dilemma
In 2009, Punjab became the first state in the country to enact a law banning the sowing of rice before a stipulated date. The aim was to arrest …
Labels must for GM food
Industry clueless about implementing labelling rule; FSSAI dithers over regulations