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Biotechnology for Societal Development

Demonstration and training programmes on proven and field-tested technologies were continued. The projects implemented could help in increasing the skills and income of SC/ST people, rural folk and women through product and process development and employment generation and improvement of their health status. More than 1,16,000 people have been benefited through around 135 ongoing projects on cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants, mushroom, biological control of plant pests and diseases, solid waste management, vermiculture and vermicomposting, biofertilizers, aquaculture, guail farming and human health care etc. This year 20 new proposals were funded.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 09-02-2011