‘GM crops will be put on the back burner’

Gargi Parsai NEW DELHI, May 29, 2014

Irrigation project a la Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana soon In a reversal of the UPA regime policy, genetically modified crops will not be a priority for the new government, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said here on Wednesday. “Only if absolutely necessary can genetically modified crops be looked at,” said the 64-year-old Cabinet Minister after taking charge of his Ministry. The UPA government had promoted GM crops as a panacea for food scarcity.