Gangtok, 09 Sept:
Department of Botany of SRM University Sikkim conducted a special lecture on ‘Bio-economy for Sustainable Development’ recently, a press release informs.
Eminent scientists from National Academy of Science, India (NASI) and Biotech Park, Lucknow, namely, Padma Shree, Prof Pramod Tandon, CEO, Biotech Park, Lucknow; NASI Honorary Fellow and Chairman, Prof Ved Prakash Kamboj, Biotech Consortium Ltd, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India; Padma Shree, Prof VeenaTandon, NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow and NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow and former Director CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Prof Prahlad K Seth,Lucknow, were present for the program.
Dr.Anand Sharma, HOD Botany and Convener of this program, Vice Chancellor, Prof Ch. Satish Kumar, SRM University, Sikkim talked about inter dependency of bio-resources and economy. Associate Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Dr.Govind Pratap Singh made the audience understand the term bio-economy and its applications in the field of science.
Prof Tandon spoke about the evolution of bio-economy. He explained about the huge repository of bio-resources in North Eastern India and talked extensively about germ plasm conservation, genetic engineering, importance of Genetically Modified (GM) crops and patenting.
Prof Kamboj explained the scientific technologies and innovations related to Make-in-India for health security. The session was followed by queries and discussion on how bio-economy can be practiced in this part of the world.