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India's Bioeconomy Landscape: Innovations and Opportunities



  Aug 18, 2023

India and Bioecomy


What is Bioeconomy?

Bioeconomy refers to an economic system that utilizes renewable biological resources, such as plants, animals, and microorganisms, to produce sustainable products, energy, and services. It involves harnessing the power of biology and biotechnology to create value-added products while minimizing environmental impacts. Bioeconomy aims to replace traditional, fossil-based industries with more sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives, thereby contributing to economic growth, environmental sustainability, and resource conservation.
 

India's Bioeconomy Vision:

India's bioeconomy is on track to reach a projected value of $300 billion by 2030. This growth is attributed to the country's increasing innovation, scientific advancements, and commitment to sustainable practices. Under the leadership of the government, India is focusing on enabling a Circular-Bio-economy by promoting 'High-Performance Bio-manufacturing.
 

Key Points:

1. The government's aim is to achieve Circular-Bio-economy by advancing 'High-Performance Bio-manufacturing.
 
2. Bio-manufacturing offers significant potential due to its innovative nature, energy efficiency, and reduced pollution impact.
 
3. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is working to align scientific and technological progress with the BioE3 vision, focusing on Biotechnology for Economy, Environment, and Employment.
 
4. The vision involves utilizing biotechnology for a green, clean, and prosperous India.
 
5. India envisions 'Green Growth' during the 'Amrit Kaal,' requiring a systematic framework for innovative bio-based solutions to boost economic growth.
 
6. The 'Mission LiFE' (Lifestyle for the Environment) launched encourages eco-friendly solutions in all aspects of life to achieve climate and energy goals.
 
7. The program will strengthen 'Make in India' by supporting domestic bio-manufacturing and green infrastructure development.
 
8. It will lead to job creation, entrepreneurship, and skill development, particularly in smaller cities.
 
9. Bio-manufacturing involves using biological systems, including microbes, plant cells, and enzymes, to create commercially relevant products.
 
10.Advanced biotechnological tools like synthetic biology, genome editing, and metabolic engineering play a pivotal role in driving this initiative.
 
India's focus on bioeconomy reflects its commitment to sustainable development, innovation, and the responsible use of biological resources to drive economic growth while safeguarding the environment.


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