Bills to check spurious seeds and pesticides management are expected to be tabled in the coming session of Parliament, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Parshottam Rupla said at an ASSOCHAM Conference in New Delhi yesterday. He said the government is seriously pursuing these issues in all earnest as in the absence of proper policies and regulations; the country has to face menace of spurious seeds and pesticides. In fact, India has a great potential to emerge as a major exporter of seeds for the world agriculture sector, he said.
Referring to the new global opportunities in the food and agriculture sector, Rupala further said the demand for organic food is witnessing an exponential increase amidst a big craze. "In the overseas restaurants, every table is not only segregated in terms of vegetarian or non-vegetarian but also organic or non-organic. Moreover, a system of proper tagging is catching up, whereby it must be clearly mentioned as to where from and which farm the food items have been sourced.
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