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Rules, Acts & Guidelines

Acts,  Rules, Regulations


  •         The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Download here
  •         Rules for the manufacture, use, import, export & storage of hazardous microorganisms, GE organisms or cells,1989 Download here
  •         Drugs and Cosmetics Rules - 1988 (eight amendment)  Download here
  •         Schedule–Y of Drugs and Cosmetics Act  Download here
  •         Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 Download here
  •         Biological Diversity Act, 2002 Download here
  •         Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 Download here
  •         Plant Quarantine Order, 2003 Download here


  •        Convention on Biological Diversity (1992) Download here
  •        Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2000) Download here
  •        Nagoya Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) Download here



  • Foreign Trade Policy for import of GM Products, 2006  Download here
  • Exemption of recombinant pharmaceutical falling in specific category for Rules 7 to 10 of Rules 1989 Download here
  • Exemption of processed food derived from living modified organism Download here
  • Notifications empowering Seed inspectors, Seed Analyst and Laboratories notified under seed Act, 1966 and Seed Control Order, 1983 under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 Download here
  • Authorizing ICAR for approval of Bt cotton Download here
  • Notification for LMO/GMO detection National Referral Laboratories Download here
  • Notification empowering CICR to detect presence Cry1AC gene in Cotton seeds Download here

Guidelines and Protocols