In a move to accelerate ongoing crop research programme, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana unveiled the state-of-the-art speed breeding facility on 08-01-2024. This cutting-edge facility, constructed under a research project grant funded by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi, marks a significant leap forward in agricultural innovation. Constructed by Saveer Biotech Limited, AccelBreed facility was inaugurated by Sh Harpal Singh Cheema, Finance Minister, Punjab in the auspicious presence of Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Rishi Pal Singh, IAS, Registrar, and many other dignitaries including Deans, Directors and Heads of the departments of PAU. All the dignitaries appreciated the world class facility constructed and designed by Saveer Biotech Limited.
This state-of-the-art laboratory enables agricultural scientists to breed up to six generations of a crop, a remarkable advancement compared to the traditional limit of two per year in normal field conditions. The controlled environment empowers scientists to develop new varieties in half the time it traditionally takes.