India No decision yet on GM mustard commercial launch, Centre tells SC.

No decision has been taken so far on clearance to commercial release of genetically modified mustard seed in India. The Centre submitted before the court that on Jul 24 it will file a detailed report on how it plans to go about the launch, including a tentative date by which the decision is likely to be taken. India has so far not allowed transgenic seed in food crop, and cotton is the only crop where genetically modified seeds are allowed for commercial use. Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee had cleared a genetically modified brinjal seed for commercial use, but the government had put a moratorium on its release.