Biotech-KISAN Programme highlighted in Lok Sabha 

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  • September 23, 2020
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Biotech-KISAN Programme highlighted in Lok Sabha 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Welfare schemes & GS-III – Biotechnology

In news

  • Recently, the importance of Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) programme was highlighted in Lok Sabha during ongoing Monsoon session.
  • The programme helps in taking innovative biotechnologies to the farmers.

Important value additions

Biotech-KISAN programme 

  • It is a farmer-centric pan-India scheme.
  • Developed by: Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • It follows a hub-and-spoke model.
  • It stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers and also empowers women farmers.
  • Aim: To understand the problems of water, soil, seed and market faced by the farmers and provide simple solutions to them.
  • The programme links available science and technology to the farm by first understanding the problem of the local farmer and then providing scientific solutions to those problems.
  • Currently, there are a total of eight Biotech-KISAN Hubs in different Agro-climatic Zones.

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