Government of India
Department of Biotechnology
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology is the nodal department for biotechnology in Government of India. In more than 25 years of its existence, the department has promoted and accelerated the pace of research and development of biotechnology in the country. Through several R&D projects, demonstrations and creation of infrastructural facilities a clear visible impact of this field has been seen. The department has made significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, health care, animal sciences, environment, and industry. Along with MoEF&CC, DBT is the implementing agency for biosafety regulations in the country.