During the last three years, approximately Rs. 310 crores has been invested for supporting the use of Biotechnology in agriculture including organic farming through Biotech-KISAN programme




Government supports Research Institutes, Central & State Agriculture Universities for competitive R&D and demonstration activities in Agriculture Biotechnology including organic farming. The Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) programme also focuses on taking innovative technologies to the farmers. The activity has been supported across the country including Aspirational Districts.

During the last three years, approximately Rs. 310 crores has been invested for supporting the use of Biotechnology in agriculture including organic farming through these programmes. Twenty States and two Union Territories have prepared their own Biotechnology policy.   (Details are provided in table below)

Government through Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has implemented integrated Human Resource Development Program in Biotechnology to provide Biotechnology trained personnel in various fields including agriculture. Some of the major programmes include Postgraduate Teaching Program, DBT-Junior Research Fellowship Program, DBT- Research Associate ship and DBT-Biotechnology industry Training Program (Apprenticeship) Program for skilled and trained manpower etc. These programmes are supported across the country.


S. No.

Name of the State/UT

Biotechnology Policy/Programme

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

Biotechnology Policy 2015-2020

  1.  

Assam

Biotechnology Policy 2018-2022

  1.  

Bihar

Biotechnology Policy

  1.  

Chandigarh

Biotechnology Policy Chandigarh

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

Biotechnology Policy Chhattisgarh

  1.  

Goa

Biotechnology Policy 2009

  1.  

Gujarat

Biotechnology Policy 2016-2021

  1.  

Haryana

Biotechnology Policy Haryana 2002

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

Biotechnology Policy 2014

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

Biotechnology Policy 2010

  1.  

Jharkhand

Jharkhand  Information Technology/Biotechnology Policy 2012

  1.  

Karnataka

Biotechnology Policy 2017-2022

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

Biotechnology Policy 2003

  1.  

Maharashtra

Biotechnology Policy 2001

  1.  

Odisha

Biotechnology Policy 2018

  1.  

Punjab

Punjab Biotechnology Programmes

  1.  

Rajasthan

Biotechnology Policy 2015

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Biotechnology Policy 2014

  1.  

Telangana

Biotechnology Policy 2015-2020

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

Biotech Policy of UP 2014

  1.  

Uttarakhand

Biotechnology Policy 2018-2023

  1.  

West Bengal

Biotechnology Policy 2013



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