Biotechnology Bill

Missing the purpose

Print edition : August 09, 2013

Representatives of farmers' groups and civil society members at the launch of a nationwide campaign against the BRAI Bill and GM crops at Jantar Manter in New Delhi on June 25. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

A farmer from Maharashtra in a corridor of Parliament House, a 2012 photograph. With the various crop insurance schemes not being of much help to the majority of farmers, any prospective losses to them due to the cultivation of transgenic crops will have a crippling effect on their fortunes. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Critics of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill say that instead of providing a framework for regulation it seems geared to promoting biotechnology.
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