Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The National committee on Biosafety (NCB) of the Ministry of Environment & Forest officially released Bt Brinjal on October 30, 2013. Scientists at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) under the Ministry of Agriculture developed Bt Brinjal to give resistance against fruit and shoot borer in order to save crop loss in Brinjal. Four varieties of Bt Brinjal- Bt Brinjal 1, Bt Brinjal 2, Bt Brinjal 3 and Bt Brinjal 4 have been released on limited scale under a specific workplan following biosafety guidelines.
Developer: Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)