Agri Biotech Foundation Biotech – KISAN Hub

            Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology              

Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Initiation of Backyard Poultry and Fodder slips activities
ABF Biotech-KISAN Farmer
Training was conducted by ABF Biotech-KISAN partner KVK Yagantipalle at Kottala village, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh on use of Bioinputs
Training on "On-farm Trichoderma Production" held at ABF, Hyderabad on 11.12.2020 for aspirational districts farmers
ABF Biotech-KISAN farmer Mr. Vasanth Rao vegetable production from his fields at Gangapur village, Asifabad District, Telangana
After getting trained ABF Biotech-KISAN Hub entrepreneur started trichoderma production at Ananthapur
Demonstration of Vegetable Seedling Nursery using Protrays


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To make use of biotechnological research methodologies for creating solutions to tackle agricultural issues, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India (GOI), plans to establish Biotech Hubs across India under DBT’s mission programme, “Biotech-Krishi Innovation Science Application Network (Biotech-KISAN)”. Biotech-KISAN scheme is a farmer centric scheme for farmers, developed by and with farmers. It is a Pan-India program, following a hub-and spoke model and stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers and empowers women. Biotech-KISAN features to identify and promote local farm leadership. Such leadership helps to develop science-based farming besides facilitating transfer of knowledge. A total of eight Biotech-KISAN Hubs in different Agro-climatic Zones have been supported.

One of the Biotech – KISAN Hub is sanctioned on January, 2019 to Agri Biotech Foundation, located on the campus of Agricultural Research Station (ARS) of Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Reddipalli village, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.


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Aspirational Districts:

Govt. of India has identified 117 districts as Aspirational districts for overall transformation of the districts using a mass movement approach including agriculture. Based on this background expansion of activities of Biotech KISAN Hub in three Aspiration Districts (Asifabad, Bhupalpally, Kothagudem) of Telangana State is sanctioned on December, 2019 to Agri Biotech Foundation, located on the campus of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana.


1. To promote eco-friendly bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides for soil and crop  management

2. To impart knowledge and skills among farmers on bio-inputs, soil health management and water quality

3. To promote rural biotech-enterprises to improve rural livelihoods


Andhra Pradesh

Telangana (Aspirational Districts)

Districts: 06

Telangana (Aspirational): 03

Andhra Pradesh: 03

 Mandals: 18

Telangana (Aspirational): 07

Andhra Pradesh: 11

Villages: 37

Telangana (Aspirational): 15

Andhra Pradesh: 22

Registered Farmers:  771 

Telangana (Aspirational): 286

Andhra Pradesh: 485

Soil Samples: 336

Water Samples: 127

Biofertilizers: 1143 Lts

Biopesticides: 1278 Lts

Target Area

Glimpse of Activities



Krishi Vigyan Kendra

ICAR-Indian Institute of Oilseed Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Activities: Soil and water testing, soil health cards and soil testing kits

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Yagantipalli, Kurnool – 518124, Andhra Pradesh.

Activities: Distribution of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and field level demonstration

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur – 515003, Andhra Pradesh.

Activities: Isolation of agriculturally important microorganisms and their formulations

BAIF Institute for Sustainable Livelihoods and Development- Telangana (BISLD-TS), Hyderabad, Telangana.

Activities: Introduction of new Sorted Semen technology to enhance the female population among cattle