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Stalemate on GMO Crop Policies: A Barrier to Agricultural Advancement

A Amarender Reddy GEAC’s Recommendation and the Promise of DMH-11 The government’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of transgenic Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) for testing in farmers’ field crops and seed production. If testing in…

India Adds the Might of Millets in its Foreign Policy

India Adds the Might of Millets in its Foreign Policy

2023 is being celebrated as the International Year of Millets.  As the celebrations reach almost the middle of the year, India leads the way in promoting millets across the world. This article tries to understand the significance of millets for international issues, India’s role in the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, its diplomatic efforts to situate millets as a soft power tool of its foreign policy, the challenges ahead of potential millet revolution and possible solutions.