Which Indian state is the first to set up a Gene Bank Project?
Answer with explanationAnswer: Option B
Maharashtra has announced to set up a ‘Gene bank project’, to conserve native and endangered animals, crops, and marine and biological species. It will be implemented by the Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) and Rs 172.39 crore has been allocated for the next five years.
The project will work on seven themes — marine, crop, veterinary, freshwater, grassland biodiversity, protection and management of forest right areas, and regeneration of forests. The project will focus on mitigating the impact on the food chain due to climate change.