Government opens biotech centre at Kimin, Arunachal Pradesh

09 November 2021 | News

Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh dedicates DBT-funded Skill Vigyan Programme in Biotechnology

Image credit: PIB

Image credit: PIB

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated a new Biotechnology Centre for Northeast tribals in a remote area of Arunachal Pradesh at Kimin. 

The Centre aims at conservation and sustainable utilization of the local bio-resources using biotechnological tools and is ably supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, the Minister added.

Dr Jitendra Singh also dedicated DBT-funded Skill Vigyan Programme in Biotechnology to the state of Arunachal Pradesh during the event. 

Dr Singh informed that the programme is the focussed endeavour towards building synergies with Skill Vigyan and Accelerate Vigyan initiatives of the Government of India as it aims at facilitating the development of career paths for young graduates in life sciences/biotechnology by skilling them through hands-on practices for creating quality job opportunities as well as Entrepreneurship Developments including capacity building of young faculty members in the key STI domains. 

Four different types of training programmes are being implemented which include (1) Students Training Programme (STP), (2) Technician Training Programme (TTP), (3) Faculty Training Programme (FTP) and (4) Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP). 



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