Achieve­ments of Depart­ment of Biotech­nol­ogy

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1. The bud­get for the Depart­ment of Biotech­nol­ogy has in­creased by 83 per cent from Rs. 1315.72 crores in FY 2013-14 to Rs 2411.53 crores in FY 2018-19.

2. The depart­ment has launched Na­tional Biopharma Mis­sion in year 2017-18 with a to­tal cost of Rs 1500 Crores for 5 years in part­ner­ship with World Bank.

3. The depart­ment is im­ple­ment­ing direct trans­fer of fel­low­ships amount to JRF, SRFs and other man­power en­gaged in R&D projects, it will have a great im­pact and will elim­i­nate de­lay­ing in dis­burse­ment of fel­low­ships.

4. The depart­ment has ear­marked a to­tal bud­get of Rs 145.00 crores dur­ing FY 2018-19 un­der pub­lic pri­vate part­ner­ship pro­gram whereas Rs 62.85 crores was re­leased in FY 2013-14. This bud­get is uti­lized for en­trepreneur­ship de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties and it has been in­creased about 135 per cent in last four years. The depart­ment has also launched the ‘Biotech­nol­ogy AcE Fund (In­no­va­tion Fund)’ in FY 2017-18 with a to­tal cost of Rs 150 crores for 3 years.

5. The depart­ment has sanc­tioned a bio­clus­ter at Kalyani, West Ben­gal to pro­mote mul­ti­di­men­sional re­search to en­able medicine, with a to­tal cost of Rs 140.52 crores dur­ing FY 2016-17.

6. The depart­ment has sanc­tioned a project on ac­cel­er­at­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion of stem cell tech­nol­ogy in hu­man dis­ease was sanc­tioned dur­ing FY 2015-16 with a to­tal cost of Rs 141.36 crores.

7. The depart­ment has sanc­tioned a pro­posal on B-LIFE: Ban­ga­lore life sciences clus­ter for mul­ti­scale ba­sic and ap­plied re­search in bi­o­log­i­cal sciences with a to­tal cost of Rs 88.79 crores dur­ing FY 2014-15.

The Road ahead:

Build­ing a $100 bil­lion biotech in­dus­try by 2025 to achieve this thrust will be on:

● De­vel­op­ment of a trans­la­tional ecosys­tem con­nect­ing in­dus­try academia and re­search in­sti­tutes to take ad­vanced sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy leads to com­mer­cial­iza­tion spe­cially in sec­tors of Health Care, Agri­cul­ture and En­ergy.

● Mis­sion on ap­pli­ca­tion of Big data and ge­nomics tech­nol­ogy.

● Build­ing and strength­en­ing part­ner­ships with na­tional and in­ter­na­tional part­ners. This will be across user Min­istries, State Gov­ern­ments and De­part­ments to build Biotech ca­pac­i­ties across the coun­try.

● In­ter­na­tion­ally bio-con­nect of­fices will be es­tab­lished with global ma­ture trans­la­tional ecosys­tems con­nect­ing the best cut­ting edge a sci­ence with trans­la­tional clus­ters.

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