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Food and Nutrition

The emergence of various lifestyle diseases, as well as the market getting clogged with all kinds of products that are generally unhealthy or contain elements of genetic modification not suited to Indian health conditions, has become a surce of concern.

Along with that certain diseases such as anaemia, diarrhoea etc, which are endemic in the country, calls for a focussed to food and nutritional research as well as product development.

Over the years, the Department of Biotechnology has developed a robust programme in this front, which is multi-faceted.

The major areas covered under this programme are

  • Food Processing using biotech interventions
  • Nutrition Biology
  • Addressal of micro and macro nutrient deficiencies through development of fortified foods with generation of clinical evidence
  • Health care products/ Nutraceuticals/Dietary food supplements
  • Probiotics for holistic health
  • Addressal of Celiac diseases
  • Addressal of Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Nutriepigenomics
  • Postharvest processing and value addition
  • Food safety and allerginicity
  • Shelf life extension of perishable foods etc.



Task Force Committee of “Public Health including Food & Nutritional


Dr. A. Vamsi Krishna, Scientist-C,
Food and Nutrition Division,
Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology,
CGO Complex, Block-2, ,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India-110003
Email: vk[dot]addanki[at]nic[dot]in
Phone: 011-24363725