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1 North Eastern Region BioTechnology (NERBT) Department of Biotechnology Govt. of India

2  10% of the DBT budget has been earmarked for biotechnology based development of NER of India.  To facilitate the above, DBT has set up a “NER- BPMC” and managed by (BCIL), New Delhi.  NER-BPMC became operational in February 2010. QUICK BACKGROUND

3  Research & Development in areas relevant to the region  Capacity Building  Human Resource Development  DBT Partnership Centers & Centres of Excellence (CoE) Major Initiatives for NER KEY AREAS

4 Research & Development in areas relevant to the region  Twinning R & D Programme.  Biotechnology Led Organic Farming in NER.  Biotech Interventions in Selected Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAP) of NER.  Environmental Biotechnology: Impact assessment of Jhumming on native plants and soil microbiota and restoration of sustainable Jhum agro-ecosystem in NER  Secondary Agriculture: Value chain on Jackfruit, Clean Pork & Citrus.



7  Development of infrastructure in Medical colleges in North Eastern States of India –  11 Medical Colleges covering 21 PIs have been benefitted.  Establishment of Biotech Hubs  (6 State & 86 Institutional level hubs have been set up).  North Eastern Bioinformatics Network (NEBINet)-  29 Centres have been established.  DBT’s e-Library Consortia (NER-DeLCON)  17 institutes are involved in this project.  Online human resource repository of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics resources of North East India (BABRONE).  Development of Digital Database of Bioresources of NE India. Capacity Building

8  Development of Biotech Infrastructural Facilities at National Research Centre on Yak (NRC on Yak), Dirang, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh. The project was initiated in view of strengthening in the biotech infrastructural facilities of National Research Centre on Yak to improve the research dynamics for desirable gain in yak husbandry in India.  Creation of Biotech Infrastructure Facilities at NRC Mithun (ICAR), Jharnapani, Nagaland. This programme has been initiated to support & create biotech infrastructure facilities at NRC on Mithun, Nagaland for better research/ academic programmes. Capacity Building

9 Creation of Medical Biotech infrastructure facility of labs at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong  In the first phase, medical biotech infrastructural facility will be built to provide basic molecular biology, genetics services and metabolic disorders.  In the second phase, facility to include advanced molecular biology and genetics techniques to carry out diagnostics and epidemiological research activities will be developed.

10 Establishment of a comprehensive facility for diagnosis and management of genetic disorders at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh This diagnostic facility is envisaged to bring a revolution in the field of health care services in the NER by providing state-of-the-art medical services at reasonable cost to the needy in the region, which will cover genetic disease due to chromosomal aberration, single gene mutation, hemoglobinopathy and prenatal screening under 5 research units.

11 HRD for Competence Development in Biotechnology  Overseas Associateship for NER scientists.  Meant for the early and mid-career Scientists holding permanent positions in NE region.  Fellowship is provided for conducting high end research and strengthening the pool of scientists trained in cutting edge biotechnologies.  Short term (3 & 6 months) as well as long term (1 year) options available.  So far, 31 scientists have availed the scholarship, of which 25 have successfully completed  Scientists have been trained at Premier Research Institutions, including, but not limited to US, Canada, UK, Germany and France.

12 Goal: To train scientists from NER region in state-of–the-art technologies abroad Overseas Associateship Award

13 Location for Overseas Associateship in different Countries (2011 - 2012)

14 Research and/or training in overseas research laboratories were carried out in different areas of biotechnology such as (i)agricultural and plant biotechnology; (ii)medical biotechnology and human health; (iii)animal and veterinary biotechnology; food, feed and nutrition; (iv)environmental biotechnology; (v)intellectual property and patent law Research Area for Overseas Associateship

15 Award of Biotechnology National Associateship to Scientists working in North Eastern States 12 candidates have been awarded the National Associateship. Entrepreneurship Development in NER Comprehensive Entrepreneurship development Programme (EDP) Series of EDP organized by BCIL in the NE during 2011-2012. The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), Guwahati organized a training programme on entrepreneurship development for production of superior quality planting material using in vitro technology. MD/MS Thesis Grants A total of 80 medical students have been supported during 2011-2013. HRD for Competence Development in Biotechnology

16 1.DBT- AAU Centre for Agriculture Biotechnology at AAU, Jorhat, Assam. • Achievements:  In vitro regeneration and transformation experiments initiated in both chickpea & black gram.  611 rice germplasm planted and genome DNA extracted for study. Markers for submergence tolerance validated.  Bacterial isolates from soil samples of low pH characterized biochemically for acid tolerance.  10 students enrolled for Ph. D programme in Agri-Biotechnology.  Biopesticides production increased and 3 new strains of bio inoculate isolated & identified, their production technology being standardized. Setting up of Centres of Excellence

17 Centre of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture Biotechnology at College of Fisheries (FAB - COE), Tripura Project Objectives • Explore the fish biodiversity of the eight North Eastern States • Set up a DNA library & referral natural history museum Implementing Partners • College of Fisheries Agartala-Tripura under CAU-Imphal and Seven North Eastern States. • National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources-Lucknow Deliverables • Standardization of package of practices for breeding of indigenous and other ornamental fishes; the brood stock management of five indigenous endangered minor carps. • Generation of seed of indigenous and ornamental fishes • Disseminate breeding and rearing technology to the farmers.

18 1. Twinning R&D 2013-14 In the year 2013-14, a total 248 proposals were received. The area wise details are given below: Animal and Aquaculture Biotechnology : 36 proposals Agriculture Biotechnology and Allied Areas: 47 proposals Environmental Biotechnology: 27 proposals Medical Biotechnology and Allied Areas: 81 proposals Medicinal & Aromatic Plants: 57 proposals

19 New Initiatives 2. Setting up of DBT – ICMR Animal House Facility at RMRC, Dibrugarh  Budget: Rs. 50.00 Crores approximate  Objectives: 1.To develop advanced animal house facilities for small laboratory animals in different levels of containments (bio-safety levels) including breeding facility. 2.To provide a platform to researchers from institutes/universities of NE region to work on experimental animals for their biomedical needs. 3.To supply SPF animals to other registered laboratory animal facility 4.To develop trained and skilled manpower for maintenance and handling of small lab animals under different level of containments.

20 New Initiatives 3. Advanced Animal Diagnostics and Services Management centre in North East States of India Budget: Rs. 40 Crores Institutions Involved: 1.College of Veterinary Sciences (AAU), Khanapara, Guwahati. 2.ICAR Research Complex Barapani Shillong –Meghalaya. 3.College of Veterinary Science Mizoram (CAU-Imphal). 4.National Research Centre on Pigs, Guwahati. 5.Project Directorate of Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance Hebbal, Bengaluru. 6.National Research Centre on Equines, Hisar, Haryana. 7.High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal. 8.State Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Depts. of 8 NER States.

21 New Initiatives 4. Enhancing production and productivity of Livestock and their products by establishing Centres of Veterinary and Bio medical Research on Food Security, Safety and Zoonotic issues on NER Total Budget: Rs. 35 Crores approximate Institutions Involved: 1.College of Veterinary Sciences, Khanapara (AAU) 2.College of Veterinary Sciences, Mizoram (CAU) 3.ICAR Research Complex Barapani, Shillong 4.NRC Pig 5.NRC Mithun 6.NRC Yak

22 New Initiatives  5. Setting up of 10-15 Units of Excellence around outstanding scientists in NER.  6. Molecular Diagnostic Facility in Mizoram State Cancer Institute, Aizawl, Mizoram.  7. Network project: Dysregulation of Immunoregulatory networks and their correlation with Clinical manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematous between Tezpur University, Assam Medical College and NIIH, Mumbai.

23 BUDGET -2013-14  BE: Rs. 148.50 Cr.  Expected Expenditure by Sep-2013: Rs. 75.00 Cr.  Expected Expenditure by Mar-2014: Rs. 148.50 Cr.


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