Q. How does the National Biodiversity Authority help in protecting the Indian agriculture?
1. NBA checks the biopiracy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources.
2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants.
3 Applications for intellectual property rights related to genetic/ biological resources can not be made without the approval of the NBA.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C