- Published on Friday, 28 July 2006 19:31
As the country stands on the threshold of a 'second green revolution', it becomes important for Punjab to create a vision for its agriculture. Such a vision has to be born out of broad-based debates on the technologies and support structures to be adopted for the second green revolution not to end in a similar ecological disaster as the first one and for Punjab to be a leader amongst all states of India in evolving a vision that ensures productivity as well as ecological conservation.
It is hoped that the Round Table on August 10th would be able to bring leading experts on the issue of GM technologies, with agriculture scientists, medical professionals, farmers' unions, consumer unions, policy analysts, media representatives, policy-makers and other officials coming together to discuss in depth the implications of GM crops as well as to create a common plan of action for getting Punjab to be GM-Free. The decision of the GEAC the previous day would also obviously guide the discussions in the Round Table.
We wish to extend a warm invitation to you to join us in the Round Table discussions on August 10 th. The venue is to be finalized soon. Meanwhile, we request you to please confirm your participation in the Round Table to Shri Manjit Singh Kadian, President, BKU-Punjab at 09872768288 or to Shri Harvinder Singh, Secretary at 09815333691. The address of BKU in Ludhiana is: BKU, Basti Abdullapur; Chhatarsingh Park, Near bus stand, Ludhiana. BKU will direct you to the venue if you can get in touch with either Shri Kadian or Shri Harvinder Singh on their telephone numbers. Given that this meeting is being organised by a farmers' organisation working on limited resources, we hope that you will be able to bear your own travel expenses to the meeting. Thanking you,
July 26, 2006