New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) A Niti Aayog constituted task force is strongly of view that India must return to permitting proven and well tested GM technologies with adequate safeguards, Parliament was informed today.

Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Rajya Sabha also said there is no specific role of Niti Aayog in recently approved GM mustard by Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC).

“The Task Force on Agriculture Development constituted by Niti Aayog is strongly of view that as a part of the strategy to bring a second green revolution, India must return to permitting proven and well tested GM technologies with adequate safeguards,” the Minister said.

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