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Biotech-KISAN Scheme 2016-17


  • Eligibility: Scientists, professionals
  • Benefits: Rs 60 lakh pa


Applications are invited for the Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN) Scheme for the year 2016-17. This scheme revolves around the problems faced by Indian farming due to lack of resources and the consequences of climate change.

The main reasons affecting productivity are:

  • Water: drought, flood, availability and poor quality.
  • Soil: poor soil health, lack of application of modern technologies in agriculture.
  • Seed: lack of availability of quality agricultural planting material.
  • Market:  lack of new technologies among farmers.

This scheme will be implemented in 15 agro-climatic zones with objective of:

  • Linking science and technology to the farm by understanding the problem and provide solutions for those.
  • The scientists and farmers works together to improve the working conditions of small and marginal farmers.
  • This aims to work especially with the woman farmer for better agriculture productivity through scientific intervention and evolving best farming practices.


Dr. Mohd. Aslam
Adviser (Scientist 'G')
Plant Biotechnology Division,
Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry Of Science & Technology,
6-8th Floor, Block 2, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Dr. Shailja V. Gupta
Director (Scientist 'F')
International Cooperation (IC-I) Division,
Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science & Technology,
6-8th Floor, Block 2, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003


The scientists who can give the solutions and connects with society are eligible to apply.

Eight copies of duly filled proforma forwarded through head of the institute should be sent to the DBT. 
Parameters to Measure Successful application:
Application will be judged on the following parameters:

  • The Facilitator: competence as judged by track record.
  • The expertise of partner institutes.
  • Capacity and capability of the hub and the institutes to work together towards the proposed activities.
  1. Complete postal address with email ID and phone/mobile numbers of Principal and coordinator for the program should be mentioned in A5 & A11 column
  2. A consolidated proposal having details of Hub and partners should be submitted. 
  3. The pages should be numbered and the proposal format should be in “Times New Roman”, Font Size 12 with single spacing.
  4. There should be no colour photographs in the proposal. The proposals should be in spiral binding as hard bound proposal is not required. The proposal should be printed back to back to save paper.
  5. Two hard copies of duly filled proforma, (printed on both side and should not be hard bound) along with a soft copy (in MS Word format)


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