Thursday, June 11, 2015

NEWS : Not in a hurry to approve GM crop commercialisation, says Prakash Javadekar

By PTI | 10 Jun, 2015, 12.11AM IST
INDORE: Treading cautiously on contentious issue of commercialisation of Genetically Modified (GM) crops, the Centre today said it will take a call on the matter only after the outcome of field trials and scientific research is available. 

"There are doubts in public minds over the impact of GM crops. So we are not in a hurry to accord sanction for their commercialisation," Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here. 

"We have given a green light for field trials and scientific study of GM crops. Such trials and research will take 8 to 10 years. After the outcome of trails and research, some decision will be taken," he said. 
Javadekar was here to highlight the achievements of NDA Government's first year in office. 

He said the Forests and Environment Ministry has given nod to 90 projects of Madhya Pradesh in just one year's time. 

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