NEW DELHI, July 21 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel/DoPT, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned Science and Technology is key to “Atmanirbhar Bharat” envisaged by Prime minister Narendra Modi. He hoped that the boldness of self-reliance will percolate down to the following technology and can assist attracting one of the best brains within the subject of Science and Technology.
Dr Jitendra Singh was talking after releasing a Review Committee Report on International S&T Cooperation ready beneath the management of Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India.
The Minister mentioned that India is already a worldwide energy thus far Science and Technology is worried, however on the identical time he referred to as for streamlining and exploiting the massive untapped potential in tune with Prime Minister’s mandate that scientific endeavour needs to be citizen-centric. He mentioned, diversification needs to be taken as a bonus as only a few international locations are endowed with numerous sources.
Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned right now India has Science and Technology cooperation with 44 international locations and this checklist will likely be expanded in coming days and months. He additionally referred to as for topic primarily based, fairly than Ministry primarily based initiatives to obtain fruitful outcomes inside stipulated time.
The Minister additionally underlined the necessity for bringing increasingly area consultants in worldwide cooperation and on the identical time stay deeply linked with home area. He mentioned, we have now to transcend the realm of Science and Technology to obtain the true potential of such cooperation.
Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned that very quickly, a brand new train will likely be initiated to maintain brainstorming of every of the Ministries and Departments of Govt of India with the Ministry of Science & Technology,Ministry of Earth Science and CSIR. He recalled that over 5 years again, on the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an in depth brain-storming train was held within the nationwide capital whereby representatives from totally different Ministries and Departments had been engaged in an intense interplay with scientists from ISRO and Department of Space so as to work out how finest area technology might be utilized as a contemporary instrument for supplementing, bettering and expediting infrastructural growth in addition to implementation of varied welfare schemes. Following this, he mentioned, area technology is now being utilized in numerous sectors together with Railways, Roads and Bridges, Medical administration/telemedicine, procurement of well timed Utilization Certificates, catastrophe forecast and administration and so forth.
Dr Jitendra Singh requested the scientists of various Ministries and Departments to additional improve collaboration within the subject of Research & Development and step up actions and collaboration with industries and company homes. He identified that whereas totally different Science Ministries are making note-worthy contributions to nation constructing, they shouldn’t be working in isolation. He mentioned, COVID taught us extra concerning the worth of coordination and collaboration not on the home stage but additionally on a worldwide scale.
Dr Anil Kakodkar, in his handle, mentioned, India has a protracted monitor file of International Cooperation in Science and Technology. He mentioned, cooperative and aggressive spirit go collectively in such sort of cooperation which has a number of advantages.
Secretary DST Prof Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary DBT Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. M. Rajeevan, DG CSIR Dr Shekhar Mande and different senior officers of the Ministries took half within the assembly.