Biotech India

Biotech India: "Friday, September 14, 2007 TERI to set up 15 biotech labs in northeast India Environmental watchdog and research organisation The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) will set up 15 laboratories in northeastern India to help students with environmental and biotechnological experiments.

The 15 laboratories would be set up in the states of Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura with facilities to provide computer education, taxonomic studies, microbiological and biotechnological experiments among schoolchildren.

This initiative is an outcome of TERI's agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology's Department of Biotechnology (DBT). 'Unless the schoolchildren are made aware of the resources and the present trend of conservation and management, it would not be possible for future sustainable development,' TERI director general R.K. Pachauri said Wednesday.

The institute would also to set up natural resources awareness clubs in schools, nicknamed DNA Clubs."

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