Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated the new Advanced High-Resolution Microscopy Facility at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) at Mohali, Punjab. Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology also unveiled the 4 Star GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) Certification of Center of Innovative & Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) Lab.

"Research should not be confined to the laboratories and a new, proactive and innovative approach is needed to bring it to the masses," said Dr Harsh Vardhan at the event.

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He urged both the institutes to address the problems of hunger & malnutrition. He also spoke about bringing a nutritional revolution to India. Both NABI & CIAB are autonomous institutes under the Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology.

NABI & CIAB’s roles are crucial in achieving the ambitious goal of doubling the farmer's income by 2022-23.


NABI is the first Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute that has undertaken activities in the areas of Nutrition biology, Agriculture and Food, established in India on 18th February 2010.

NABI is a unique institute that has undertaken various overlapping research activities encompassing the areas of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition biology. CIAB works for research & innovation about bio-resources & exploits the scope of utilizing agriculture waste and was established on 1st May 2012.

The Institute works for research and innovation about bio-resources and exploits the scope of utilizing agriculture waste to create high-quality products and secondary agricultural by-products.

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