CSIR is uniquely placed as an S&T organization to deliver these at this critical juncture, having proven expertise in sequencing (first human genome sequencing), diagnostics for rare genetic diseases and being the fountain head of generic industry in the country.
CSIR has advantageously positioned itself to pursue the focused R&D to develop, integrate, scale-up, and deploy necessary technological interventions for combating Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Considering the multifarious problems created by coronavirus which require interventions in several areas and multi-pronged strategy, CSIR has set up five technology verticals for addressing the emerging situation due to pandemic.
These verticals are need based and span multiple research labs and disciplines and draw upon the strength of scientists, students and harness it for the fight against COVID-19. In addition, CSIR is also working on promoting rural employment and providing ready to eat food to migrants and other outreach programs.