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Govt forms panel to probe illegal cultivation of HT Cotton

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has constituted a committee to investigate into illegal cultivation of HT in four states, a said today.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said the government has received several representations for ban of illegal cultivation of Herbicide Tolerant (HT) or BG-III in the country.

There are several and complaints regarding the illegal or unauthorised cultivation of HT in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra, he informed the House.

"in the has constituted a (FISEC) to investigate the matter of illegal cultivation of HT cotton," Tamta said.

The also said that the cultivation of BG-III or HT has not been approved by Approval Committee (GEAC) of the

In a separate reply, Tamta said that the has been requested for allocation of appropriate funds under Rebate for State Levies (RoSL) Scheme for one time settlement of exporters' claim and faster and complete refund of Input Tax Credit.

He said major issues raised by apparel industry include delay in Input Tax Credit (ITC) refunds, reduction in rates of RoSL, appreciation of Indian Rupee, high interest rate and lack of preferential market access as compared to competing nations.

He said the government has constituted a committee on exports under the for evolving a suitable strategy for promoting exports post implementation of GST.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:05 IST
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