PM Modi inaugurates Centre-State Science Conclave
10 September, 2022 | Pranay Lad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Centre-State Science Conclave on Saturday via video conference in order to support an ecosystem of technology and innovation. The first of its kind Conclave,...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the Centre-State Science Conclave on Saturday via video conference in order to support an ecosystem of technology and innovation.
The first of its kind Conclave, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), would enhance Centre-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms in the spirit of cooperative federalism to create a strong science, technology, and innovation (STI) ecosystem throughout the nation.
The two-day Conclave will be held at Science City in Ahmedabad on September 10 and 11. Sessions on a range of topics will be covered, such as STI Vision 2047, Future Growth Pathways and Vision for STI in States, 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 State, and Health – Digital Health Care.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh both attended the conclave’s opening.
According to PMO, the first-of-its-kind Conclave will feature participation from state and union territory science and technology ministers and secretaries, business executives, NGOs, young scientists, and students.