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 14 projects worth Rs. 12.137 million, has been completed and 04 projects with Rs. 4.812 million are ongoing.