Supreme Court rejects centre’s plea to go ahead with release of GM mustard

Synopsis The Supreme Court has refused the Indian government’s request to proceed with the environmental release of genetically modified (GM) mustard. The court stated that the impact on the environment and ecology needs to be thoroughly examined. The additional solicitor general argued that allowing the release would have significant policy implications for food security, as […]

Axis Bank partners with ITC to offer rural lending products to farmers in remote region

Synopsis The deal will enable Axis Bank to cater to the financial requirements of the unserved and under-served farmers based in the remote regions of the country. “The Bank will offer a wide range of assets and liability products such as farmer loans, gold loans etc,” the company stated in a press release. Axis Bank […]