Seminar on emerging trends in biotechnology held at Ramadevi Women’s University

Bhubaneswar: A national seminar on Emerging Trends in Bio-Technology and Crop Improvement was inaugurated by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at Ramadevi Women’s University here on Tuesday.

Padhi emphasised the development of eco-friendly engineering models for making the crop resistant against uncertainties of nature and paste attacks.

He said biotech could successfully be used in this direction and added that biotechnology adds to the knowledge eco-system and it is an emerging area of research and innovation both for laboratory and industry.

Chief Secretary advised the students to keep up the scientific temper and rational thinking and apply it in their own lives.

Prof Padmaja Mishra, Vice Chancellor Ramadevi Women’s University said, ‘Odisha Biotech Policy-2016 has been very helpful for application of Biotech in Agriculture and allied sectors’.

“While developing and applying new technology we should be very much aware of its outcomes and impacts o the environment. The ultimate aim of technology,” she added.

Prof Sanghamitra Mohanty, President Bigyan Academy addressing the session said, ‘Biotech is at the cutting edge of scientific innovation and applications.”

She lighted upon center of gravity balancing technology called as “Ant- Technology” in development of robotics.