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Press Release: Ref. No. 890/67/62  Dated: 24 March, 2008


Agricultural Scientist's Appeal To Save Farmers


A Rarest Event in the History of Agricultural Science, when a government scientist appeals his community of scientists against genetically modified (GM) Crops.


Hisar, India 23 March 2008, 7 to 10 p.m.


A One Day Seminar on 'Modern Agriculture and Problems of Farmers' was organised under the aegis of Save Farmer Movement (Kisan Bachao Andolan) at 122, Sec. 15, Hisar, Haryana, India.


Dr N S Verma, a former Senior Professor at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India who is also a former Deputy-Director at Directorate of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India, chaired this seminar. The seminar was attended by reputed agricultural scientists and agricultural officers of the state, agricultural scientists and officers from private sector, medical practitioners, social and political leaders of the state, representatives of agricultural department of state, women representatives of district, national level organisations working on agriculture, local media and general public. Dr Rajeev Dikshit, who worked with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India on 'Missile Programme of India' was the Main Speaker at the seminar.


Appeal of Dr M S Narwal, a Senior Indian Agricultural Scientist, who is on rolls of a state funded agricultural university and is a former President of Teachers' Association of CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

"I appeal to all agricultural scientists of the world to kindly help farmers in coming out of vicious circle of dangerous genetically modified (GM) crops like BT Cotton because reports have been coming for last about 10 years which say these crops are harmful for humans, animals, ecology and environment alike and manufacturers and promoters of these globally controversial GM crops have not been able to counter these reports and findings yet".


Dr M S Narwal is a well-respected senior scientist in the discipline of Plant Breeding of Pearl Millet at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India.


Phone no. of Dr Mahavir Singh Narwal (Dr M S Narwal) is

09416961039 (from within India) and 00919416961039 (from outside India)

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