|Dr. Renu Swarup|
|Affiliations||Ministry of Science and Technology (India)|
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 1986.
|Dr.Harsh Vardhan||Hon. Union Minister||Science & Technology|
|Dr. Renu Swarup||Secretary||Department of Biotechnology|
|Abhinav Gupta||PS to Hon. Minister of Science & Technology||Minister’s Office|
In December 2015, the Department of Biotechnology launched the National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015–2020 programme. The stated aim of the programme is to intensify research in the fields of vaccines, humane genome, infectious and chronic diseases, crop science, animal agriculture and aqua culture, food and nutrition, environmental management and technologies for clean energy. The mission, through stakeholders in the biotechnology and technology domains is backed with significant investments to create new products, creating a strong infrastructure for research and development, commercialization, and empowering human resources scientifically and technologically.