Tuesday, August 3, 2021

DBT issues special call under Biotech KISAN scheme for improving agriculture productivity in NE Region

AIRIn order to understand the local problems of farmers of North East Region and provide scientific solutions, the Department of Biotechnology has issued a Special Call under Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) scheme.

Ministry of Science & Technology has said, the present call specifically focuses on the North East Region as it is predominantly agrarian with 70 percent of its workforce engaged in agriculture and allied sector for livelihood.

It further added that the region produces merely 1.5 per cent of country‘s food grain and continues to be a net importer of food grains even for its domestic consumption.

Under this scheme, Biotech-KISAN Hubs in North East Region will collaborate with top scientific institutions across the country, State Agricultural Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, existing state agriculture extension services and system and other Farmers’ organizations in the North East Region for demonstrations of technologies and training of farmers.

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