ITANAGAR, The multi-storeyed building of DBT-APSCST, Centre of Excellence for Bioresources and Sustainable Development, at kimin in Papum Pare district, first of its kind in the state and in North East, is likely to be inaugurated on 9th November by Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh, a information has been received from the office of the Union Minister on to MP (Lok Sabha) Tapir Gao, informed APSCS&T Bamang Mangha.
Mangha said that recently we have met the Union Minister at New Delhi with our two MP Tapir Gao and Nabam Rebia for inauguration of the centre. Dr. Jitendra Singh is union Minister of state (Independent Charge) Ministry of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personnel, and Public Grievance, Department of Space and Atomic Energy and has assured to visit the state for the purpose.
This is a prestigious project of the Ministry of Science & Technology funded by the Department of Biotechnology, GoI, New Delhi, is an integrated centre for performing cutting-edge basic research and its translation into reality. The objective behind setting up of this centre of excellence is to cater the scientific needs of bio-technological intervention and research on developing the bioresources for its conservation and sustainable utilization for improvement of socio-economic status of the tribal people of the state. Mangha said.
The centre will be also useful in the exploration of fruit and organic food potential, and diverse flora of the state. It will serve as a nodal point for the collection and dissemination of information relating to bio-technology. The centre will not only benefit Arunachal Pradesh but would also help scientists in other parts of the North East region and the scholars from various universities may also be able to take the advantages. Mangha added.