Suspected cultivation of banned Bt brinjal, HT cotton in some states: Minister
Bt cotton is the only Genetically Modified (GM) crop approved in 2002 by the government for commercial farming in the country and, therefore, cultivation of other unapproved GM crops are banned in India, he added.
In his written reply to the Rajya Sabha, the Minister said "Few incidences of suspected open cultivation of Bt brinjal and HT cotton were reported in Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh."
The Agriculture Ministry has issued advisories to states to take appropriate necessary action to curb and control the spread of Bt. brinjal and HT cotton, he said."State governments have given the directions to all district administration to take necessary legal steps to curb the production and selling of illegal GM crops for farming," he added. LUX LUX MRMR
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