New Delhi: India will be among the top five countries to be recognized as a global bio-manufacturing hub by 2025, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday, noting that India’s bio-economy is meeting the target of $150 billion from the current $70 billion. on track to achieve.
He was speaking here after releasing the genetic version of Indian rice and chickpea (DNA PanArray) developed by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR).
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Science and Technology said that India will be among the top five countries to be recognized as a global bio-manufacturing hub by 2025.
“India’s bio-economy is on track to achieve the target of $150 billion from the current $70 billion to effectively contribute to the Prime Minister’s vision of a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25,” he said. .
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 75th Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, Singh said the roadmap for the next 25 years would be determined by scientific and technological innovations and scientific prowess in all walks of life and interacted with young scientists. called upon to
He said, this would be possible through a very clear vision, mission and goals, driven through a set of well defined strategies and a clearly laid out implementation action plan by the government.
Singh said that the two DNA chips for rice and chickpea, Indra and Indica are the first pan-genome genotyping arrays in these two crops and will harness the immense potential of Indian plant biodiversity and genomic diversity for the food and nutritional security of the nation. .
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