Decision on Bt-Brinjal: Legal Issues


Chowdhury, Nupur and Srivastava, Nidhi (2010) Decision on Bt-Brinjal: Legal Issues. Economic & Political Weekly, 45 (15). pp. 18-22. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract:The recent decision of the
government of India to impose
a moratorium on the release of
Bt-Brinjal has been hailed by
civil society and scientists alike
as a victory for transparency
and has demonstrated that the
government is responsive to
societal demands. This decision is
also important since it could set a
precedent within environmental
regulation with reference to
technologies with significant
environmental risks. However,
the decision also reflects a clear
departure from procedure and
its legal basis is tenuous and
therefore the risk of it being
reversed remains. This establishes
a clear case for ensuring legal
certainty in environmental
regulations especially in the case
of technologies with significant
risks attached to it.
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