Indian Biosafety Rules and Regulations

Biotechnology can be used as a means to enhance the human health and meet the needs of healthcare, agriculture, and food. However, it may have adverse effects on the health of the living beings. Biosafety is the precautionary measures that can be used to protect the animal and human health from the harmful effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and other disastrous products that are generated from the use of Biotechnology. Biosafety also ensures spreading awareness related to laboratory practices, methods, appropriate use of equipment’s, risk management and assessment, calculation of GMO’s etc. There are certain rules and regulations that need to be followed and implemented while using Biotechnology. These rules are called Rules 1989. There are also rules related to approvals, GMO’s handling, GMO import, risk groups etc. These rules and regulations facilitate the use of Biotechnology and also protect the environment and the living beings.

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