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No decision on commercial release of GM Mustard yet: Centre

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Central on Friday told the Supreme that so far no decision has been taken on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard.

Additional Solicitor General P.S. Narasimha conveyed this to a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in response to petitions by NGO Gene Campaign, Research Foundation for Science and Technology and environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues opposing the release of GM crops.

In the last hearing on July 31, the had told the that the final decision on the matter would be taken in September and that plantation was likely to commence in October this year.

Directing the listing of the matter in the second week of September, the top had said that if the takes a decision, then it would be placed before it as the plantation of GM Mustard seeds would take place in October only.



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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 21:16 IST