Ramesh to face stormy Bangalore meeting on BT Brinjal

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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)

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