When Arvind Shinde (identify modified), a farmer from Aurangabad bought a bag of HT cotton seeds from a trader, he was sure of having a bumper crop. Even so, as seeds failed to germinate he realised that he was duped by the trader. But he could not register a police complaint or technique the Point out authorities for compensation.
Bt cotton is the only Genetically Modified crop accredited for business cultivation in India and, therefore, cultivation of other unapproved GM crops is banned.
But Shinde continue to wants to go forward with HT cotton and Bt brinjal cultivation. “HT seeds will give bumper crop and will assistance me to receive some income,” he says confidently. But it is not just Shinde, 1000’s of farmers are having GM seeds in the market place and lots of get duped.
Anil Ghanwat, President of Shetkari Sanghatana, the apex farmers’ body Maharashtra, alleges“Along with