Bangalore, Feb.6 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests (Independent Charge) Jairam Ramesh will preside over the last in a series of nation-wide public consultation meetings on Bt Brinjal here on Saturday.
Sources here said that the meeting is likely to be stormy with pro-commercialisation and opponents pulling up their socks to make themselves heard.
They warned that sparks are bound to fly during the four-hour interaction with farmers groups, NGOs, technologists and others.
Farmers are opposed to the commercialisation of Bt brinjal, and have been holding stringent protests.
Proponents of Bt brinjal and PR-savvy agri-biotech firms and technologists have lined up a battery of speakers to make their view on the issue heard.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has sought deferment of its release till the issue is thoroughly examined by all stakeholders.(ANI)