Crop Biotech Update

Strengthening Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation in India

October 8, 2010

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has released the first in a series of policy briefs – ‘Strengthening Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation in India'. This policy brief outlines the crucial elements of a strong biotechnology regulatory regime in India, namely, a process-based regulatory system, an autonomous regulatory body, transparent process and harmonization with international standards. The brief focuses on India's current regulatory system and lists policy recommendations for further strengthening the existing system. The new series of policy briefs is based on research work in specific areas and will be made available to members of parliament, policy-makers, regulators, experts, civil society and the media to encourage wider discussion.

The first policy brief is accessible at http://www.teriin.org/policybrief/docs/TERI_PolicyBrief_Sept2010.pdf Comments and suggestions can be sent to Dr. Vibha Dhawan, Executive Director, TERI at vibhad@teri.res.in