Head of the body – Dr. Moti Lal Madan, Chairman, (Address : Madan Lodge, 842/6 Urban Estate, Karnal - 132 001, Haryana)
Address of main office and its Branches – Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Block No. 2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Frequency of meetings – Twice or thrice in a year
Can public participate in the meetings? - Yes
Are minutes of the meetings prepared? – Yes
10. Task Force on Biopesticides and Crop Management
Name and address of the Affiliated Body- Task Force on Biopesticides and Crop Management, Dept. of Biotechnology, GOI, Block No.2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Type of Affiliated Body (Board, Council, Committees, Other Bodies )
Committee (Biopesticides and Crop Management)
Brief Introduction of the Affiliated Body (Establishment Year, Objective / Main Activities) – The committee was established in 1989 and it was reconstituted after every three years. The current Task Force is reconstituted in April, 2003.
Objective / Main Activities of the committee are as follows:
To identify new and gap areas for R&D product and process development, evaluation and field trials.
To ensure speedy implementation of the priority and thrust areas, recommended for the 10th Plan period.
To review the progress made in the ongoing R&D projects of the National Biocontrol Network Programme.
To sort out the administrative issues if any, and facilitate the implementation of the projects.
To consider validation of technology and setting up of semi-commercial units.
To identify potential biopesticide products and processes which have reached transferable level for upscaling and commercialisation.
To ensure the generation of data on bioefficacy of biopesticide and biocontrol organisms through the implemented projects at ICAR Universities/Institutes.
To ensure the generation of toxicological data of potential biopesticides and their registration and also to strengthen the technology transfer aspect.
To identify competent public and private sector laboratories which can be entrusted with the process development, scaling up and commercialisation through a tripartite agreement.
To establish linkages with other Science Departments and Socio-economic Ministries.
To consider any other policy and relevant aspects/areas for promoting this field.
Role of the Affiliated Body (Advisory / Managing / Executive / Others)- Advisory and recommending
Structure and Member Composition – List of Task Force members is as follows: