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PM Modi inaugurates Centre-State Science Conclave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Centre-State Science Conclave via video conferencing on 10th September 2022. PM Modi also called for concerted efforts to make India a global centre of research and innovation and urged the state govts to frame modern policies in the fields of science and technology. The two-day Conclave was held at Science City, Ahmedabad on September 10-11.

  • Centre-State Science Conclave included sessions on different thematic areas including STI Vision 2047; Future Growth Pathways and Vision for STI in States; Health – Digital Health Care for All; Doubling Private Sector investment in R&D by 2030; Agriculture – Technological interventions for improving farmers’ income; Water – Innovation for producing potable drinking water; Energy- Clean Energy for All including S&T role in Hydrogen mission; Deep Ocean Mission and its relevance for Coastal States/UTs as well as country’s future economy.

Centre-State Science Conclave

  • Modi govt made a lot of efforts and as a result, India ranked 46th on the Global Innovation Index. In 2015, India ranked 81 in GII.
  • PM Urged the state governments to frame modern policies related to science, innovation, and technology to find solutions to local problems.
  • He focused on the need for more cooperation and collaboration with scientists.
  • Govt has planned to increase the number of innovations in higher education institutions in the states.

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