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Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu,Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, 12-13-445, Street no-1, Tarnaka, Secunderabad-500 017
While Sikkim deserves to be ...
While Sikkim deserves to be commended for deciding to go organic, the effort hasn't paid much attention to production side of things, says Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu, agricultural scientist with the Hyderabad-based Centre for Sustainable Agriculture,
points out, has long been a food-deficient state.
Existing food production there meets only 30 percent of the local population's dietary needs.
is "intrigued" by the fact that the farmers do not seem to be at the center-stage of Sikkim's
"It simply sounds like the government's program.
We have seen what happened in the state of Uttrakhand," he
says, referring to another Himalayan state to the northwest of Sikkim
, where too, it was the government that set a five-year target on organic farming - a top down agenda that didn't consider the farmers' perspective and eventually failed to meet its time target.
was critical of the heavy expenditure involved in the certification process for farmers when it was not known whether it is benefiting the farmers.
"It is the certification agencies and the organic-wholesalers who are getting benefited [from the transition to organic] and nobody knows about the price realization for farmers," he
also pointed out that Sikkim's
organic mission does not talk about the integration of non-timber forest produce of the highly forested Sikkim state with its organic production goals.
"For example, rather than shifting or importing resources from other states, Sikkim
can easily use its locally available biomass for compost," he
Munlochy GM Vigil
This also severely limits the options available for promoting safer alternatives like organic farming," said Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture at a press conference in Hyderabad.
Questioning the fact that CICR chooses to put out these shocking findings which emerged in 2003 only now, Dr Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, CSA said "CICR should be made accountable for not informing the decision-making processes within GEAC in time and for not stopping fresh releases of Bt Cotton in India, even after finding that inter-hybrid variability of toxin expression is 2 to 7 fold, that Bt Cotton becomes ineffective after 110 days after sowing and that within the plant, the toxin expressions were the lowest in the ovary of flowers and boll rind of green bolls which constitute the most favored sites of bollworm attack."
It is imperative that these be shared with the public at large and the decision-making processes related to GE
crops in the country opened up to public scrutiny", said Dr Ramanjaneyulu
Commenting on the content of the policy paper, Dr G V Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, CSA, added, "The whole policy is geared towards promoting more corporate control over Indian agriculture with Intellectual Property Rights and Biotechnology going hand in hand everywhere.
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Munlochy GM Vigil
It is in this context that we are setting up an Independent Expert Committee with members who have tremendous expertise in their respective fields and have exhibited their social commitment time and again", said Dr Ramanjaneyulu of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture.
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Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu
There is strong social regulation within the community towards organic cultivation to ensure that there are no 'erring farmers" says Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu, Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Secunderabad.
The confidence in using non chemical approaches, helped farmers to move away from chemical fertilizers towards sustainable solutions," says Dr. Ramanjaneyulu
They also have lessons to share on social regulation, learning from each other, the benefits of conviction born out of experience and most importantly, the way out of agricultural distress by taking control over one's own farming," adds Dr. Ramanjaneyulu
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