Cabinet okays ratification of Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol

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New Delhi, October 29, 2014

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for ratification of the "Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur supplementary protocol on liability and redress to the Cartagena protocol on bio-safety" by India.
An official press release said the proposed approach provides for an international regulatory framework in the field of liability and redress related to living modified organisms that reconciles trade and environment protection. 
The Supplementary Protocol would promote sound application of biotechnology making it possible to accrue benefits arising from modern biotechnology while minimizing the risk to the environment and human health, it said.
The proposal will protect the interests of all Indians without distinction or differentiation, it said.
The proposal is based on the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, both internationally negotiated and binding legal instruments. It will promote innovation in agricultural and healthcare research and development that is safe for the environment and human beings, the release added.

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