Odisha opposes biotech bill

December 5, 2013 0 Comments

TNN Dec 3, 2013, 05.20AM IST

BHUBANESWAR: The state government sought withdrawal of Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill, stating that it was undermining its authority.

Agriculture minister Debi Prasad Mishra on Monday in a letter to T Subbarami Reddy, chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests, requested him to recommend scrapping of the “unconstitutional” Bill. The Bill is now being considered by the committee after it was introduced in the budget session of Parliament.