MP government trying for basmati patent: CM

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Indore, May 28 (IANS) Amid similar efforts being made by other states, the Madhya Pradesh government too is trying hard to get a patent for basmati variety of rice, Chief Minister Shiraj Singh Chouhan has said.

Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh was strongly contesting the claims made by other states on the issue.

He also said that a law had been made in the state to regulate contract farming, which will help both landowners and lessees.

He was addressing farmers at an event here on Sunday.

–IANS

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