Guidelines for the Conduct of Confined Field Trials of Regulated, GE Plants

The “Guidelines for the conduct of confined field trials of regulated, GE plants in India” have been
prepared to provide instructions to help applicants meet requirements for the application and authorization/approval of confined field trials of regulated, GE plants under Rules for Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Micro-Organisms, Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells Rules, 1989 of  the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. These guidelines summarize the information requirements and procedures used by the two regulatory committees, the Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM) and the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), that are responsible for evaluating and approving applications for confined field trials. The information provided in this document does not preclude additional regulatory requirements on case to case basis either from RCGM or GEAC or any other Ministries/regulatory bodies.