Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates National Genome Editing & Training Centre (NGETC) at Mohali, Punjab

 

Dr. Jitendra Singh also inaugurates a 4-day International Conference on Food and Nutritional Security 2023: – iFANS

 

Agri-tech start-up is an exclusive potential in India and the concept needs more awareness by all stakeholders in the country to become a success, says, Dr. Jitendra Singh

 

Due to a push from Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, start-up movement has picked up momentum in India and led to creation of over 80,000 start-ups in the country as on date

 

This quantum jump in the number of StartUps must equally and proportionally reflect in Agri and Bio-tech as well because this area is yet to be fully explored and taken advantage of by Indian entrepreneurs and youth

Chandigarh: 05 JAN 2023 PIB Delhi

Chandigarh/Delhi

 

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today inaugurated “National Genome Editing & Training Centre” at National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) Mohali, Punjab.

 

The Minister also, at the same time, inaugurated a 4-day International Conference on Food and Nutritional Security 2023: – iFANS.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Agri-tech StartUp has an exclusive potential in India and the concept needs more awareness by all the stakeholders in the country to become a success. He said that due to a push from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the StartUp movement has picked up momentum in India and led to creation of over 80,000 StartUps whose number was only about 350 before 2014.

 

The Minister said, this quantum jump in the number of StartUps must equally and proportionally reflect in Agri and Bio-tech as well because this area is yet to be fully explored and taken advantage of by Indian entrepreneurs and youth. He insisted on creating awareness about lucrative livelihood and income avenues in Agri-tech entrepreneurship.

 

“National Genome Editing & Training Centre” (NGETC) inaugurated today is a one-roof state-of-the-art facility tha