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Cancer research grant 25.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
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'What we do is determined by national interest' 24.5.2017 Rediff: Business
If people can lobby me for making changes in policies that goes against the country's interest, I won't keep myself in this position, says the vice chairman of NITI Aayog.
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Sangh Parivar outfit Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM Modi against GM mustard 23.5.2017 TOI: India
Stepping up its efforts to block final clearance to commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard, the Sangh Parivar outfit Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Tuesday brought prominent anti-GM voices on its platform and sought the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to withhold the government's approval of the transgenic variety of oil-seed.
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Government unveils 3-year roadmap for 'evergreen revolution' 23.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The ministry's roadmap for the next three years lists initiatives to the growth of farm sector and ensure that farmers' income doubles by 2022.
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Anti-GM crop activists urge 'supreme objectivity' 22.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The anti-GM activists asked Vardhan to reject GM mustard, claiming it is a "hazardous scientific fraud" being perpetuated on the nation.
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Agriculture Ministry will promote GM mustard if approved by Environment Ministry 22.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
On the sidelines of the event, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said: "GEAC has given approval to GM mustard but we will see after the crop is notified."
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UPDATE 1-Indian minister's death could delay GM crop decision 18.5.2017 Sify Finance
(Adds details on new minister)
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Indian environment minister dies; was to have decided on GM crop 18.5.2017 Sify Finance
NEW DELHI, May 18 (Reuters) - India's environment minister died on Thursday, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of a key figure as it considers whether to approve the country's
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Farmers, activists demand immediate rollback of approval for GM Mustard 17.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The protesters believed that the GM crops will affect farmers in the long run and went to question the legitimacy of the approval given by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee.
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Government mulls Rs 160/quintal hike in cotton MSP for 2017-18 17.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
For the ongoing 2016-17 crop year, MSP of medium staple cotton has been fixed at Rs 3,860 per quintal and long staple cotton at Rs 4,160.
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Withhold approval of GM mustard cultivation, Prashant Bhushan writes to environment minister 14.5.2017 TOI: India
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Anti-GM groups step up efforts to stall commercial release of transgenic mustard 13.5.2017 TOI: India
Joining hands with anti-GM groups from across the country, the senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Saturday wrote to environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, urging him to withhold his approval of genetically modified (GM) mustard's commercial cultivation.
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This rabi season may see the sowing of GM mustard 13.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The Environment Ministry came out with a comprehensive note on the usage of specific variety of GM crops, and also indicated that safety of such crops should be assessed on a case by case basis.
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GM mustard sowing may kickstart this Rabi season 13.5.2017 TOI: India
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Apex regulatory body approves GM Mustard cultivation 12.5.2017 DNA: India
In a decision that can have far-reaching impact on food crops in India, the country's apex regulator of genetically modified (GM) organisms and foods on Thursday recommended commercial cultivation of GM Mustard crop. The regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), gave its nod for the food crop with certain conditions after they deliberated on it for a nearly two hours, ministry officials said. The environment ministry will now have to take a final call on the issue. "We have recommended it to the ministry with certain conditions. During the meeting, we scrutinised the report of a sub-committee, that was constituted to study objections and suggestions from the public on the crop's bio-safety and health concerns," said Amita Prasad, additional secretary, environment and forest ministry. According to ministry officials, the GM Mustard crop application was taken up eight times during GEAC meetings after its submission in 2015. GM Mustard is the first food crop to be cleared for commercial ...
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GEAC clears GM mustard for commercial use 12.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
If approved, GM Mustard could be the first genetically-modified food crop to be cultivated commercially in India.
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India's biotech regulator gives green signal to GM mustard; activists oppose the move 11.5.2017 TOI: India
India's central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), on Thursday cleared the genetically modified (GM) Mustard for commercial cultivation and recommended its approval to the environment ministry.
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NITI Aayog pitches for GM seeds; RSS-linked body accuses it of serving interests of MNCs 8.5.2017 ET: Policy
The SJM, however, opposed the Aayog's stand with Mahajan even accusing the government's think-tank of serving the interests of MNCs.
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NITI Aayog pitches for GM seeds; RSS-linked body accuses it of serving interests of MNCs 7.5.2017 TOI: India
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Is Niti Aayog pursuing anti-poor agenda? 4.5.2017 Rediff: Business
The most recent face-off between the SJM and the Aayog has been over the drug pricing control regime.
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