Consider the following statements about the Biotech-KISAN:

  1. It is a Farmer centric scheme launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  2. The scheme aims to provide special support to the women entrepreneur in their small enterprises

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because Biotech-KISAN is a Farmer centric scheme launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Second statement is correct because the scheme includes the Mahila Biotech-KISAN fellowships, for training and education in farm practices, for women farmers. The Scheme also aims to support the women farmers/entrepreneur in their small enterprises, making her a grass root innovator.

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