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Sharad Pawar AGRI­CUL­TURE MIN­IS­TER OLD HAND In 2009, Pawar re­tained the UPA I port­fo­lio. But his al­leged con­nec­tion with DB Realty’s Vinod Goenka, a 2G scam ac­cused, caused Pawar em­bar­rass­ment. FARMED OUT The min­istry has re­fused dis­cus­sion on the is­sue of power sub­sidy to farm­ers for over a year. The Plan­ning Com­mis­sion wants it stopped. The min­istry has not dis­cussed why its Green Rev­o­lu­tion tech­nol­ogy failed in states like West Bengal. Se­nior bu­reau­crats have had se­vere dif­fer­ences on con­tentious bills such as the Seeds Bill, Land Ac­qui­si­tion Bill and the National Biotech­nol­ogy Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity Bill.

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