Voice of Maharashtra

Soycake for the benefit of soybean growers Stop import - Demand of Maharashtra to the Central Government

Mumbai, dt. 26. While the country and the state are expected to produce large quantities of soybeans this year, the central government has allowed the import of genetically modified GM soybeans. State Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse has written to Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding immediate reversal of the decision to import GM soybeans.
India and Maharashtra also have large soybean fields. Maharashtra is the largest soybean producing state in the country with a production of 45 lakh hectares. Marathwada, Vidarbha, W. It is also a crop in Maharashtra. The area under soybean has increased in Maharashtra due to good prices of soybean last year. While soybean production is expected to be good this year, the Commerce and Industry Ministry under the Commerce Department has decided to allow the import of 1.2 million tonnes of genetically modified GM soybeans. The decision to import soybeans was taken at a time when new soybeans were starting to appear in the market. Dadaji Bhuse has expressed his displeasure over this decision.
The decision to import GM soybeans will have a major impact on the country's soybean prices, with long-term adverse effects on farmers. On the one hand, the Union government has not yet allowed the production of genetically modified soybeans in India, but has allowed the import of GM soybeans from abroad. .