29-05-2014 01:48 AM | India

Govt moots insurance scheme for farmers, use of GM technology to increase yield

Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh is open to the idea of using genetically modified (GM) technology to increase farm productivity, saying the government will go for it "if it is absolutely necessary".

After taking charge of his ministry, Singh on Wednesday hinted at the possibility and spelt out his plan to launch big-ticket schemes in the farm sector including a nation-wide "rural irrigation programme" and a "new insurance scheme" to protect farmers' income in case of crop failure.
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