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Padamshree recipient Anil Joshi to be bestowed with Biotechnology Development Award

Environmentalist and Padam Shree recipient Dr. Anil Joshi will be awarded the prestigious Biotechnology Development Award by the Biotechnology Department of Ministry of Science and Technology. He is only person to be selected for this award from all over the country. The award will be present by the Hon’ble President of India Pranab Mukherjee on May 11 in New Delhi.

Dr. Anil Joshi is only person to be selected for Biotechnology Development Award from all over the country. (Image Source)

Dr. Anil Joshi has been researching the biodiversity of the Himalayan region for a long time and helped spread awareness about the protection of biodiversity of the region at national as well as international platforms. He educated the farmers of Uttarakhand about the use of gobar gas to lessen the dependence on wood for cooking. After the 2013 Uttarakhand disaster, he not only helped people in rehabilitation but also encouraged people towards fruit processing to generate income for the families.

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