Month: June 2013

Nationwide campaign against BRAI Bill and GM crops launched

Farmer groups, Political leaders and Civil society join hands to fight Monsanto’s “invasion” of our food and farming New Delhi, 25th June, 2013: The Coalition for a GM Free India along with various farmer unions, national political parties and diverse social and environmental movements, including Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Greenpeace-India, India Against Corruption, Bharat Swabhiman […]


Please send your objections/suggestions on BRAI Bill to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Rajya Sabha before August 25th, 2013. Their advertisement on June 10th said: “Those desirous of submitting Memoranda to the Committee may send their written Memoranda either in English or Hindi to Shri Alok Chatterjee, Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 005, […]

Seeking extension of timeline for BRAI Bill feedback (Coalition’s letter to the S&T Standing Committee)

June 13, 2013 To Dr. T Subbarami Reddy, MP Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Science & Technology, Environment & Forests. Re: To seek extension of time to 90 days for public feedback on the BRAI Bill Respected Sir, Please accept our warm greetings ! We have seen the notification issued on June 11, 2013 by […]

What’s wrong with the BRAI Bill 2013? Read on, to find out….

(Bill copy at:; Detailed critique at: and Legal assessment available at: The following post’s hindi version is downloadable here. WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE BRAI BILL 2013 AND WHAT DO WE NEED? 1.     PROMOTION CANNOT BE REGULATION: BRAI Bill makes promotion of modern biotechnology as its objective (“A bill to promote the safe […]

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