Updated on 7 January 2014
Mr Narayanan highlighted the plight of the agri sector. He said that regulations are still in a state of standstill. He said, "Due to policy hurdles, technologies worth `24,79,560 crore ($40 billion) are stuck in the regu- latory pipeline." He emphasized on the dire need to increase food productivity using biotechnology.
Dr Murali summarized the challenges discussed in the panel. He highlighted that the only way to solve any crisis is by using internal advocacy; external commu- nications and meeting the infrastructural needs. He also added that, "The industry needs to meet all forms and types of media and have a communication with the public and stakeholders." Mr Krishnan and Mr Chaud- hari further highlighted the need to reduce our depend- ence on fossil fuels by building our focus on biofuels.