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Scientists say GM mustard production can start from this rabi itself

An official clarification made later says approval has come from GEAC, which is authorised to do so, and not from MoEF

A farmer casts urea on her mustard field in Allahabad
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Key mustard growing states are Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, and Madhya Pradesh

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR) should be in a position to conduct studies and large-scale seed production of the recently approved Genetically Modified mustard hybrid DMH-11 in this rabi season itself-- within the next 10-15 days-- said scientists from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS).

Both the associations also categorically said that the GEAC approval for ‘environmental release’ and subsequent letters to Dr Deepak Pental, who is one of the main applicants for the mustard hybrids, are proof enough that no more clearances are required and things can move

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First Published: Oct 31 2022 | 6:43 PM IST

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