The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC):

  1. is an apex body created under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  2. deals with approval of activities involving large scale use of hazardous microorganisms and recombinants

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is an apex body created under the Ministry of Environment and Forests under 'Rules for Manufacture, Use, Import, Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms/Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells 1989', under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. Second statement is correct.

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