Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today pitched for biotech crops especially in eastern states for achieving second green revolution in the country.
Opening a new agricultural biotechnology institute in the state will pave way for preparing trained human resources, he said after laying the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Agricultural Bio-Technology at Garh Khatanga near Ranchi.
Stating that there is a need to bring second Green Revolution particularly in eastern states, Singh said: “As such agricultural biotechnology will play a significant role in increasing quality production in these states.”
In the backdrop of limited natural resources and growing population, there is an urgent need to change the traditional methods of agriculture, he added. The mission of the institute will be to strengthen ongoing research work, fundamental research in the field of biotechnology, as also building capacity for human resources.
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