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TN govt steps back from promoting use of Bt cotton
17
Aug '11
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J Jayalalithaa has said that her government would not initiate any steps to encourage the use of Bt cotton in the State.

Earlier, in the Budget presented to the State Assembly on August 4, the government had stated that in order to boost the agricultural output, it would promote the use of several modern techniques including encouraging the use of Bt cotton.

However, the Chief Minister said that the decision to not promote the use Bt cotton by State government has been taken after Members of the House voiced their concern over its use.

She said that the Members and farmers, while expressing their concerns on use of genetically modified crop and guaranteed returns there from, have pleaded that the State government should not promote use of the same at the State level.

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee had authorised the use of Bt cotton for cultivation in 2002, and it is presently being used for cultivation in a number of States.

Cotton cultivators in Tamil Nadu also procure Bt cotton seeds from the private sector for cultivation as it yields more production, which help them to reap better returns.

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