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Experts demand removal of ban on GM crops, say their efficacy...

It is time that regulators along with scientists speak of the efficacy of these technologies so that decisions are not based on speculations......................

Scientists identify a gene that could help increase rice productivity

Scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research’s Bengaluru-based National Centre for Biological Sciences have identified a protein that has a critical role in the holding of the grains in the panicles of rice crops......................

CIMAP announces photography competition on medicinal & aromatic plants

Through this competition ‘Know your Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs)’, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) wants to convey the message of conservation of these medicinal plants......................

CDRI signs MoU on validation of traditional medicine with FEEDS

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute has signed an agreement with Manipur based FEEDS-Ethno-Medicinal Research Centre for scientific validation of traditional knowledge................

Modi Govt 2.0: Environment minister launches #selfiewithsapling campaign

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has launched a people’s campaign #SelfiewithSapling urging all to join and plant a sapling and post the selfie with the sapling on social media..................

Last 2 days to comment on DBT’s GMO guidelines

The Department of Biotechnology had sought the comments/ suggestions from stakeholders pertaining to the two guidelines: ‘Environmental release of GEM: Regulatory requirements for risk assessment and approval in India, 2018” and “Guidelines and Protocols for analysis of effects of GE plants on soil microorganisms, 2018.............

Govt keen on popularizing the tissue culture raised plants

Stakeholders discuss ways to realize full potential of certification system. So far, more than 275 million tissue culture plants have been certified through this system...........

PM Modi praises IFFCO’s efforts in farmers upliftment

The world’s largest processed fertilizer cooperative, IFFCO has been praised by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for their efforts and initiatives to train the farming community on the right use of fertilizers, advanced techniques and cash-less transactions with the aim of doubling farmers’ income by 2022..........

Many wildlife species are on the verge of extinction: Dr Harsh...

The tremendous loss has already been caused to environment and wild animals due to human mistakes, stated the union environment minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan at an event in Delhi.........

Anti GM mustard protest is anti-national: ABLE-AG’s letter to PM

The Association of Biotechnology Enterprises, in a letter to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has accused the anti genetically modified mustard activists of unnecessary fear mongering to derail indigenous scientific research.........