ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dangerous Proposal

Dangerous Proposal NOW that the Indian government is bringing a new 'Plant Varieties Protection Act' it is indeed time to discuss how fanners' rights can be protected. But Suman Sahai's article (June 25) ignores one of the most dangerous aspects of the government's proposal. This is its claim to bring all the germplasm (biodiversity) in the country under control of the central state.

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