Agri Biotech Foundation Biotech – KISAN Hub
Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
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.
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
Telangana (Aspirational Districts)
Telangana (Aspirational): 03
Andhra Pradesh: 03
Telangana (Aspirational): 07
Andhra Pradesh: 11
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
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