Guests: Dr.Santosh Mehrotra (Director General, Institute of Applied Manpower Research) ; Devinder Sharma (Food Policy analyst) ; Dr. S M Jharwal (Former Principal Advisor, Union Ministry of Agriculture) ; Krishan Bir Chaudhary (President, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj)
Guests: C M Vasudev (Former Finance Secretary, Govt. of India) ; Renu Kohli (Former staff member, RBI and IMF) ; Gargi Parsai (Deputy Editor, The Hindu) ; Sunil Verma (Retd. Dy. CAG) ; Krishan Bir Chaudhary (President, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj) ; U S Bhargava (Former Chief General Manager, Punjab National Bank)
In this issue of the Jantantra Aapke Dwaar, we take a look at the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Agriculture on GM crops. The committee comes down heavily on the government's decision on Genetically Modified (GM) Crops in India and recommends putting a complete stop on GM crops. This happens when preliminary steps have already been taken to roll out GM versions of more than 41 crops.
GoM has approved the final draft of land acquisition bill with few amendments. Now it would be mandatory to take the consent of 67 percent of the farmers for acquire land, in original bill there was a provision to take consent form at least 80 percent farmers. Many experts feel that under pressure from real estate companies GoM has diluted the original bill.
Rural consumption outpaces urban consumption! An exclusive discussion finding the truth between statistics and the reality.