Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes (Important) (Download PDF)

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Department of Biotechnology has initiated two farmer-centric programmes Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics. Under the Biotech Kisan, eight Biotech Kisan hubs are to be setup in seven agro-climatic zones. The cattle genomics programme is being implemented by National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, an autonomous Institute funded by the Department.

Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes

Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes

Biotech Kisan and Cattle Genomics Schemes

Biotech Kisan Programme

Biotech Kisan hub’s being set up to understand problems of farmers related to water, soil, seed and marketing and provide validated solutions. Programme expected to create strong link between scientists and farmers.

  • Following eight Biotech Kisan hub’s in seven agro climatic zones are being funded:

    • Agro-climatic Zone I: Western Himalayan Region
    • Agro Climatic Zone II: Eastern Himalayan Region
    • Agro-climatic Zone VI: Trans Gangatic Plains Region
    • Agro-climatic Zone VIII: Central Plateau & Hills Region
    • Agro-climatic Zone X: Southern Plateau & Hills Region
    • Agro-climatic Zone XI: East Coast Plains & Hills Region
    • Agro-climatic Zone III: Lower Gangetic Plain
  • Program also provides thematic farmer fellowship and fellowships to women farmers (Mahila Kisan Biotech Fellowship).
  • Programme will benefit nearly one-lakh twenty thousand farmers.

Cattle Genomics Programme

Programme in research mode to:

  • Predict breeding values of animal, using DNA level information with performance record more accurately.
  • Identify genetic worth of animal (elite animal) at an early age enhancing productivity at farmer’s level in future.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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