Now you Can Perform Biotech Experiments In Parks at Greater Noida
Now you can perform Biotech experiments in your nearby park if you are in Noida! Sounds weird right? But its true! The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) in a unique initiative has declared that it will allow the usage of the green areas as experimentation laboratories by Researchers & scientists to perform biotech experiments. GNIDA CEO Narendra Bhooshan made this announcement at a national seminar held at Bennett University focusing on the increasing need to support green biotechnology.
Narendra Bhooshan in a statement mentioned Uttar Pradesh as a land of opportunity & Greater Noida as a growth driver. He further added that Greater Noida is destined to become one of the smartest tech savvy hubs in India. He urged the students of BU to think out of the box and to utilize the greener areas in Greater Noida as Labs for their experiments in Biotech. GNIDA is open to signing up MOUs for this path-breaking initiative.
As per TOI reports Kishore Desai – Officer on special duty at NITI Aayog who was also present at the event, A sustained growth can be achieved in green biotechnology only if a right balance is struck in between what we say and what wedo. He mentioned that private players should also take steps in promoting high research standards & scientific growth. The government of India is also willing to role out policies aiding the same – Desai further added.
Keynote speaker at the seminar – Acharya Balkrishna whos is the CEO of Patanjali Ayurved also shared his views in promoting green biotech. “Let science be science and let us work towards implementing high standards in our research. Only high quality will ensure sustainability and usefulness of green biotechnology. Innovation is important but the only reason that we, at Patanjali, have continued to grow is because of our high-quality research,” he said.
Other important research aspects were also focused upon namely – biomass production, bio-based products, and rural entrepreneurship.
So, Biotecnikans, after going through this article we have a few questions for you here!
- Is it a good initiative by GNIDA?
- Should such practice be promoted in other states as well?
- What will be the challenges faced?
- Will it really aid in promoting biotech research in India?
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