New Delhi: Highlighting the Centre’s science and technology based development model, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India’s Global Innovation Index ranking has increased from 81 in 2015 to 46 at present due to the efforts of the Union Government. The Prime Minister inaugurated the Centre-State Science Conference through video conferencing on Saturday.
Addressing the event, PM Modi said, “We have to make India a global hub of research and innovation in this nectar period. States should adopt best practices from other states. This will ensure timely and effective implementation of science-led would be a step in that direction.” development program in the country.”
He said that science will play an important role in accelerating the development of all regions and sectors for the development of New India of 21st century.
He also said that the central government is working with the vision of science-based development. Since 2014, PM Modi said that investments in science and technology have increased significantly.
“With the efforts of the government, today India is ranked 46th in the Global Innovation Index, while in 2015 India was ranked 81. are important.”
Describing science as the bedrock of solutions, development and innovation, the Prime Minister said that New India is marching ahead with the mantra of “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhan”.
The PM said that scientists like Einstein, Fermi, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, Tesla in the West surprised the world with their experiments. At the same time, many scientists including CV Raman, Jagdish Chandra Bose, Satyendranath Bose, Meghnad Saha, S Chandrashekhar were bringing their new discoveries to the fore.
“If we remember the early decades of the last century, we find that the world was passing through a period of catastrophe and tragedy. But even in that era, be it the East or the West, scientists everywhere were engaged in their great discovery. Were.” he said.
The Prime Minister urged the citizens to celebrate the achievements of the scientists of the country with great enthusiasm.
PM Modi said, ‘To make India a global center of research and innovation, we have to work on many fronts simultaneously. We have to take our research related to science and technology to the local level. To encourage innovation, the PM said that state governments should lay emphasis on creation of more scientific institutions and simplification of processes.
“States have many national level scientific institutions, national laboratories as well. States should take full advantage of their potential and their expertise. We also have to take our science institutions out of silos,” the Prime Minister said.
He said that the number of innovation labs should also be increased in the higher educational institutions of the states. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the first of its kind conference will strengthen centre-state coordination and cooperation mechanisms – in the spirit of cooperative federalism – to build a strong science, technology and innovation (STI) ecosystem across the country. . ,
The two-day conclave is being organized from 10-11 September at Science City Ahmedabad. This will include sessions on various thematic areas including STI Vision 2047; Future growth avenues and vision for STIs in the States; Health – Digital health care for all; Doubling of private sector investment in R&D by 2030; Agriculture – Technological interventions to improve the income of farmers; Water – innovations for the production of potable drinking water; Energy – clean energy for all, including the role of science and technology in the hydrogen mission; Deep Ocean Mission and its relevance for the future economy of the country along with the coastal states/UTs.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh were present during the inauguration of the conclave.
The PMO said that the first of its kind conclave will witness the participation of Science and Technology Ministers and Secretaries of States and Union Territories, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, NGOs, young scientists and students.