Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Bt Cotton


Maharashtra: Farmers' union to provide seeds of HtBt cotton, asks farmers to register online

June 09, 2021 9:08 pm

Since 2018, the Shetkari Sanghatana has started a public civil disobedience movement demanding the legalisation of this transgenic cotton.

Govt regulates glyphosate use, farmers allege bid to restrict herbicide-tolerant Bt cotton

July 15, 2020 6:22 am

As per estimates, of the total weedicides sold in India worth Rs 4,500 crore annually, glyphosate alone accounts for over Rs 1,100 crore, with the most-talked about application being in cotton crops.

Maharashtra: Ahead of Kharif, cotton growers reignite demand for Ht Bt cotton

June 01, 2020 10:18 pm

India, till date, has permitted just one GM crop-BT cotton. This variant was permitted for commercial release in 2002 by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC).

Govt to write off trait value on Bt cotton variety

March 18, 2020 4:16 am

Bt cotton is the only Genetically Modified (GM) crop allowed for commercial cultivation in the country.

Industry estimates not much rise in HTBt cotton plantation

September 11, 2019 4:59 am

Ram Kaundinya, director general of the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), pointed out that the industry estimates say that around 15 per cent of the present cotton crop across the country is under the HTBt cotton.

Genetically modified crops: A wake-up call?

July 21, 2019 7:09 am

Amid a continuing moratorium on all genetically modified crops except Bt cotton, prohibited seeds are now in use across the country. The government knows it, and defiant farmers have started challenging it to do something about it.

No risks reported from GM crops grown for decades: FSSAI scientist

July 21, 2019 12:51 am

DR S R Rao, Chairman, FSSAI Scientific Panel on GM foods, and former senior advisor, Department of Biotechnology, talks to The Indian Express about the debate on the genetically modified (GM) crops.

GM crops: Farmers clear, politics muddled

July 21, 2019 12:39 am

The opposition to GM crops is clearly not from farmers. Were that so, the global annual area planted under them wouldn’t have risen from a mere 1.7 million to nearly 190 million hectares between 1996 and 2017.

Explained: The GM cotton conundrum

July 10, 2019 9:58 am

With a few Haryana farmers symbolically defying a government restriction against sowing banned HT Bt Cotton in Hisar, and the government determined to curb its spread, The Indian Express explains the complex problem and arguments that both the sides present.

Akola district authorities to file FIR against organisers of event to plant Ht Bt cotton

June 25, 2019 6:45 pm

CEO of Akola Zila Parishad, Ayush Prasad, said the decision is to prevent farmers from falling prey to fly-by-night operators who are trying to dupe farmers by selling inferior quality seeds which can potentially cause major crop damage.