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Record ID
Date of creation
2019-02-28 10:44 UTC (sujata@nic.in)
Date of publication
2019-02-28 10:44 UTC (sujata@nic.in)

General Information
  • India
Title of document
Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment of GE Plants
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Regulation or administrative measure
Subject areas
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of GE Plants
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
In accordance with the laws, regulations, and policies of India and the Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety, the objective of "Guidelines for the Environmental Risk
Assessment of Genetically Engineered Plants, 2016" (the Guidelines) is to ensure
the safe development and use of plants resulting from modern biotechnology through
the assessment of potentially adverse effects that these plants may have on humans,
the environment and biological diversity. These Guidelines describe a comprehensive, transparent and science-based framework by which regulators can identify potential harms that might be caused by genetically engineered (GE) plants, collect relevant scientific data pertaining to the nature and severity of any harms, and consistently characterize the level of risk posed by the use of genetically engineered plants.
This framework uses a conventional approach to risk assessment similar to ones used in many other areas of risk assessment and it incorporates a case-by-case approach that takes into account a variety of sources of information.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Document text
ERA of GE Plants.pdf (1 MB)
Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment of GE Plants
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Dr Sujata Arora
2nd Floor, Vayu Block, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan, Jorbagh
New Delhi, Delhi
India, 110003
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