Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
According to the regulations on confined field trials of genetically engineered plant material, monitoring officers have the authority to inspect confined field trial sites during the current growing season and the period of post-harvest land use restriction for compliance with the terms and conditions of authorization. Monitoring officers also have the authority to inspect contained facilities that may be used for the storage of experimental genetically engineered plant material. This manual provides background and information on the confined field trial inspection program. It is divided into sections on introduction, purpose, inspection procedures, reporting and communication procedures and appendices.