Dr Arvind kapur, chief executive officer, Vegetable Seed Division, Rasi Seeds
In an exclusive interaction with the BioSpectrum, Dr Arvind kapur, COO, Vegetable Seed Division, Rasi Seeds, expressed his viewpoint on upcoming budget and funding for agribiotech sector. Read on for details:
Q: Which are the key points that the previous budgets have failed to cover and need to be given attention now?
Actually, the previous budget did not recognize the need of changing financial needs and did not instill confidence in investors to invest in the future needs of the country. I hope the new government and the coming budget will be forward looking and create new environment for growth and investments.
Q: What are your expectations from the upcoming union budget? Would it be different from ones presented earlier?
This year budget will surely have element of optimism for higher investments in innovations and research particularly for agriculture based industry where the industry is looking forward to tax incentive for research in new technologies and contribute towards sustainability of food production in India.
Q: What are the reasons you feel are responsible for lesser allocations to S&T and health in budget?