Question

Which state cabinet has recently approved the first of its kind “Gene Bank Project”?

A Maharashtra Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Karnataka Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Uttar Pradesh Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Madhya Pradesh Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E Tamil Nadu Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

To conserve native and endangered animals, crops, marine and biological species, Maharashtra has decided to set up a gene bank project. The Maharashtra Gene Bank Project’ will work on seven themes -- marine, crop, veterinary, freshwater, grassland biodiversity, protection and management of forest right areas, and regeneration of forests. It will tap into indigenous knowledge resources, work on documenting these species and the knowledge of local communities and preserve these genetic and molecular samples. In the next five years, an amount of ₹172.39 crore will be spent on these seven focus areas.

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