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Defying authorities, Maharashtra cotton farmers seek plan to grow other GM crops


This year the seeds were obtained illegally and we also discovered that nearly 10% of the HTBT cotton planted by the farmers was of the spurious variety, according to Narde.

Presently, sowing, selling or storing of banned GM crops invites a fine of Rs 1 lakh and five years of imprisonment.

Maharashtra’s cotton farmers who had defied the government and planted herbicide tolerant cotton (HTBT) in their fields are now planning to begin a technology freedom movement in the country that will be led by the Shetkari Sanghatana. The farmer body plans to take this movement further by planting ...


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