February 25, 2024

HPAS/Allied Mains 2022 Answer Writing Challenge Day 257: Model Answer

Question: What are the objectives of Biotechnology policy of Himachal Pradesh? (8 marks/120 words)

Answer:

Himachal Pradesh offers a huge potential to become a Himalayan bioresources based biotechnology hub that houses 7.32% of countries bioresources.

The objectives of Biotechnology policy of Himachal Pradesh are as follows:

  • To make Himachal a preferred and globally competitive destination for development of BT products, processes and services.
  • To upgrade infrastructural support to R&D and Educational Institutions to generate highly skilled human resource in biotechnology.
  • To support R&D in potential areas of biotechnology, including agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, human health, environment and industry.
  • To conserve and commercially exploit bio­resources of the State for sustainable development.
  • To create awareness about the investment opportunities in biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, biofuels, contract research, etc. to entrepreneurs and promote Biotechnology industrial investment in the State.
  • To provide suitable Institutional framework to achieve the objectives.
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