Healthy debate required on biotechnology: Anwar

Considering biotechnology to be area of focus in improving farm productivity, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Thursday said there is a need for "healthy scientific debate" on the issue.

Farmers associations in Haryana, Punjab in favour of GM crops

Farmers associations of Punjab and Haryana today demanded allowing use of biotech crops in the country, claiming that genetically modified (GM) crops would raise farm productivity as well as their income.

Naxals not blocking NREGA farm productivity schemes: Study

The programmes taken up under the
National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, which increase
agriculture productivity in the rural areas, are not being "blocked" by the Naxalites, a study has claimed.