Agencies of the Government of India concerned with the biotechnology industry include the Department of Biotechnology and the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India.

Department of Biotechnology

Main article: Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administering development and commercialization in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986.

Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India

Main article: Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) is a proposed regulatory body in India for uses of biotechnology products including genetically modified organisms (GMOs).[1] The institute was first suggested under the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) draft bill prepared by the Department of Biotechnology in 2008. Since then, it has undergone several revisions.[2]


See also


  1. ^ Regulatory Authority to be Set Up on Bio-Technology, PIB, GOI, 22 May 2012
  2. ^ "BRAI Bill leaves biotech commercialisation in limbo", The Hindu, 9 September 2010
  3. ^ How Bengaluru became the biotech capital of India, The Economic Times, 12 November 2015