Tag: BRAI Bill

1000s to assemble at Jantar Mantar on Aug. 8th, demanding “GMOs, BRAI, Monsanto….Quit India!”

The massive public debate and opposition to Genetically Modified crops will be touching a new high in the first week of the monsoon session of the Parliament with thousands of citizens from more than 18 states coming together at Jantar Mantar on this 8th of August, on the eve of Quit India Day. This is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pressure to withdraw BRAI Bill mounting on Jaipal Reddy

Madhya Pradesh government’s agriculture minister has written to the Union Minister for Science & Technology, Jaipal Reddy, to withdraw the BRAI Bill. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/madhya-pradesh-wants-bill-on-biotech-regulator-withdrawn/article4680471.ece Further, 16 Parliamentarians, including four floor leaders (of CPI-M, AIADMK, Telugu Desam Party and BJD. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/16-mps-want-govt-to-withdraw-bill-on-biotech-regulator/article4667162.ece The Communist Party of India leader, D Raja, also wrote to the Minister demanding withdrawal of […]

Govt betrays the nation on Earth Day! Tables deeply flawed (Biotech Regulatory Authority of India) BRAI Bill

Bill introduced despite trenchant opposition within and outside the Parliament New Delhi, 23rd April 2013: The Coalition for a GM-Free India expressed deep disappointment at the Government’s action of sneaking in the controversial Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2013, in Parliament today (22nd April, 2013) despite strong opposition from parliamentarians, scientists, civil society […]


ASKS GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY STOP ALL FIELD TRIALS. ALSO DEMANDS GOVT THROW OUT THE BRAI BILL AND BRING IN A BIOSAFETY STATUTE, AND STOP CALLING BT COTTON IN INDIA A SUCCESS New Delhi, August 9, 2012: Calling the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture’s report on GM crops a historic, comprehensive and well-grounded document, the Coalition […]

Creating an Undemocratic and Unaccountable Biotechnology Regulator

ESG’s Critique of the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill 2011 can be accessed here’s. Creating an Undemocratic and Unaccountable Biotechnology Regulator Biotechnology is a cross cutting issue that affects food production, farming, health, environment and information technology sectors. It is to be expected then that formulation of any law governing this high risk technology […]

Madhya Pradesh opposes Biotech Regulatory Bill

You can download Dr Ramakrishna Kusmariya’s letter to Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh here. Madhya Pradesh opposes Biotech Regulatory Bill Madhya Pradesh has decided to officially oppose the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, to be tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday. State Agriculture Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria has written to Union Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao […]

BRAI Bill tabling tomorrow: Opposition from all quarters

The text of the Statement of Concern signed by ten former Supreme Court Judges is available here Appeal to Scrap Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2011 Jointly signed by various organisations and concerned citizens across the country Date : 21 November 2011 To, Dr. Manmohan Singh, The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of India. […]

Former SC Judges oppose Bill on Biotechnology

FORMER SC JUDGES OPPOSE BILL ON BIOTECHNOLOGY Chetan Chauhan chetan@hindustantimes.com Ahead of the winter session of Parliament, former judges of the Supreme Court have questioned the efficacy of three bills on new regulatory authority for biotechnology sector, unfair practices in higher education and constitution of education tribunals. The winter session has hectic agenda for MPs […]

Farm & Food Activists Demand Scrapping of BRAI Bill 2011

FARM & FOOD ACTIVISTS DEMAND SCRAPPING OF BRAI BILL 2011: Ask State Govt to raise its voice against the Bill and protect farmers’ interests – Seek disallowing of GM crop field trials in the state Chennai, November 11, 2011: Farmers’ leaders from all over Tamil Nadu, cutting across various affiliations, demanded that the Union Government […]

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