Similarly, wholesale price of brinjal
varies between ` 20 and ` 25 per kg at Azadpur Mandi.
He said his position on Bt Brinjal
was determined by the positions of state governments and the lack of consensus within the scientific community.
But Monsanto is still stealing native crops, including brinjal
, and quietly working on GM varieties of them in test fields, which is a clear violation of India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA).
It demonstrated limited protection against Brinjal
Shoot and Fruit Borer and subsequently, Mahyco developed a transgenic brinjal
For each person who signs the petition, a brinjal
would be added to the curry that would be later distributed to Delhi's poor.
In a release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department, experts said that an acre of field can produce, on average, 20-25 tons of brinjal
or egg plant.
Bansal, had claimed to have filed three patents for a novel gene discovery, including one on transgenic brinjal
in 2007, based on which he was given the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award by the council for 2007- 2008.
Ramesh had earlier said he did not expect anybody to be happy with the keenly awaited decision, even as Karnataka joined Uttarakhand in deciding to ban Bt Brinjal
without waiting for the Centre to take a call on commercialisation of the genetically modified crop.
The issue has turned controversial with major brinjal
producing states u West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh that produce 60 per cent of this vegetable in India u vehemently opposing the introduction of Bt brinjal
in their states.
Bansal, was given the prestigious Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for " outstanding research" in transgenic crops for the year 2007- 2008 on the basis of claims that he had " filed three patents for novel gene discovery", including one on transgenic brinjal
Coimbatore, Feb 19 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here on Thursday that BT brinjal
needs to be accepted by Indian scientists, farmers and political leaders before it is adopted in the country.
The clash between the supporters and opponents of Bt brinjal
broke out in the presence of federal Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh, who was expected to hear stakeholders' views.