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Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, over the past 30 years, has given a new impetus to developments in modern biology and biotechnology. The Department has provided continue support to facilities the journey from a nascent sector to a sunrise industry. There have been significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment and industry. Today, India is among the top 12 biotech destinations in the world and ranks third in the Asia Pacific region. India has the second-highest number of US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)– approved plants, after the USA and is the largest producer of recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine.