GEAC is meeting on 12 April 2017. GM mustard is on the agenda of business to be discussed. It is anticipated that GEAC will grant approval for its release. The Government had earlier said to the Supreme Court that it will approve GM mustard only after the Court's nod. It remains to be seen how the government responds if regulatory clearance is granted by the GEAC.
Gene Campaign competed successfully to get the award of a grant from the FAO-International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources Fund to work on the ‘Use of Genetic Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation’. The project is being implemented in four locations: Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.