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25.11.2006 |

Chhattisgarh Govt crushes GM rice trials

PICKING UP the cudgel for farmers protesting against genetically-modified (GM) rice, the Chhattisgarh government on Thursday destroyed a field on the outskirts Raipur, where field trials of GM rice were in progress. It also questioned the Centre on “allowing the trials without informing the state government”. State agriculture secretary, Pankaj Diwedi told the Hindustan Times that the ministry of environment and forests was holding “casual” trials. “But they should have written to us informing that the state has been selected for GM trials,” Diwedi said.