Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Centre-State Science Conclave being held in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The ceremony will be opened by the prime minister, who will address the crowd via video conference from Delhi.
To promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the nation and develop Center-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms, the first-of-its-kind science conclave is being organized.
A brief about PM Modi launched science conference in Ahmedabad:
According to a statement from the Ministry of Science & Technology, “it would boost Centre-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms – in the spirit of cooperative federalism – to develop a robust science, technology, and innovation (STI) ecosystem across the country.”
Sessions on various topics, such as the STI Vision 204, future growth pathways, the vision for sti in the states, and universal access to digital health care will be covered during the two days of the conclave. There will also be discussions about the necessity of tripling private sector R&D expenditures by 2030 as well as agricultural technological interventions to raise farmers’ incomes.
Researchers and academics will also discuss the Hydrogen Mission, Clean Energy for All, and innovations for producing potable drinking water. The Deep Ocean Mission and its relevance for coastal states will also be discussed.
The summit comes months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for giving the motto of Jai Anusandhan (research, innovation) when addressing the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day. According to PM Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a former prime minister, had added Jai Vigyan to the phrase “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan,” and now India will add Jai Anusandhan.
Academics who have long lamented the lack of funding for research and development are hailing the newest addition as a welcome change.