This component was included during 2011 and was restricted to R&D in view of Dengue outbreak in the country. At the outset 12 projects worth Rs. 15.198 million were started which have been completed. At present limited funding under this component is available to support Research & Development projects in the areas of applied research. Scientists may apply on the prescribed format once a year. So for 16 projects worth Rs. 15.745 million, has been completed and 05 projects with Rs. 6.725 million are ongoing.