Crop Biotech Update

DBT Sets Up DNA Club Across India

May 23, 2008

The National Bioresource Development Board (NBDB) of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in collaboration with the National Geographic Channel envisaged to set up the DBT Natural Resources Awareness Clubs called “DNA Clubs” in selected schools in each state across India. These clubs aim to create better awareness in issues concerning biodiversity and bioresources among school students. These clubs would concentrate on hands-on training for children, quiz competitions, film shows, lectures by eminent experts, field visits to national institutes engaged in biotechnology research, and organized nature walks. Given the vastness of  the country and large number of schools in targeted cities, the Regional Resource Agencies (RRAs) have been established at different locations in the country to facilitate this activity. A major objective of this program is to bring fun, interactive classroom films and  viewing exercises for the children in order to spread and diffuse knowledge about bioresources.

For more information visit http://www.natgeotv.co.in/dnaclub/ . Contact b.choudhary@isaaa.org for biotech developments in India.