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Biotech-KISAN scheme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB


Context: The Government said that over 1 lakh 60,000 farmers have received benefits during the Biotech-KISAN scheme in the last one year.


About Biotech – KISAN:

Feature Description
Launched By Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
Aim To counsel and provide solutions to farmers on problems related to water, soil, seeds, and marketing
Program Model Pan-India program following a hub-and-spoke model
Empowerment Stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation in farmers empower women farmers and identifies and promotes local farm leadership in both genders
Problem-Solving Approach First, understand the problem of the local farmer, then link available science and technology to the farm, and provide scientific solutions to those problems