New Delhi, 30 Aug 2023
The next hearing is scheduled on September 26.
“If the court discharges us from our undertaking, then we can proceed to sow the mustard seeds at the ten sites initially proposed and carry out the research,” Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati submitted.
Alternatively, government wanted court to allow government to sow GM seeds this season at eight sites and place the report before this court.
A bench headed by Justice B V Nagarathna wondered what would then remain to be decided if the Centre was allowed to go ahead with commercial cultivation of GM mustard,
It observed, environment and ecology have to be maintained. Any damage done to the environment can be irreversible.
It stated it would pass an order only after hearing all the sides. ____________________________________________________________________________