CONTENTS:- Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction;
SECTION I - Relevance of agricultural biotechnology for Indian agriculture.
Biotechnology and the future of Indian agriculture by R S Paroda.
The changing scenario of agricultural biotechnology by Manju Sharma.
Nutritional genomics by Asis Datta.
Prospects for the nutritional improvement of crops by Malathi Lakshmikumaran.
Transgenic plants and their impact by Akilesh K Tyagi.
The relevance of biotechnology to Indian agriculture by C S Prakash.
Transgenic rice: use beyond research by Swapan K Datta.
The Indian food scenario by S Vardharajan.
Moving into the next millennium with food security by Anil Kush.
The relevance of transgenics to Indian agriculture by S K Sen.
An insight into transgenic research by R P Sharma.
Applications of biotechnology to Indian horticulture by S P Ghosh.
Plant biotechnology: a few concerns and suggestions by G K Garg.
Deployment of Bt transgenic plants in India by S K Raina.
Initiatives taken by the ICAR to bring transgenic technology to the country by Kailash C Bansal.
SECTION II - Importance of regulatory, biosafety, and public acceptance of agricultural biotechnology products.
Biosafety guidelines: international comparisons by P K Ghosh.
The regulatory environment in managing Indian biotechnology by Arvind Kapur.
Gene flow from transgenic crops: a significant biosafety issue by B M Prasanna.
GM research and its impact on Indian agriculture by Suman Sahai.
Public acceptance of genetically engineered plants in India: an analysis by S R Rao.
SECTION III - Economic implications and intellectual property rights-related issues of genetically modified plants.
Economic implications and the TRIPS agreement by Sachin Chaturvedi.
Biotechnology, intellectual property rights, and Indian agriculture: an agenda for the future by C Ramasamy and R Balasubramanian.
Economic implications of commercializing transgenic plants by K P C Rao.
SECTION IV - Commercialization of genetically modified plants: the industry's perspective.
Transgenic crops in the Asia-Pacific region: the industry's perspective by Partha R Dasgupta.
Pest management with transgenic plants: economic and environmental impact by T M Manjunath.
Bt cotton: biosafety, ecological, and economic implications by K S Mohan.
Bt cotton biosafety: a case study by M K Sharma.
SECTION V - The relevance of agricultural biotechnology: public acceptance and the farmer's view.
Modern technologies for the improvement of agriculture in developing countries: a farmer's point of view by Chengal Reddy.
Genetically modified crops: a farmer's point of view by Bhupinder S Mann.
Genetically modified foods: the consumer's concern by S R Khanna.