Science and technology key to 'Atmanirbhar Bharat': Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh appealed to the scientists of different ministries and departments to enhance collaboration in the field of research and development and step up activities and collaboration with industries and corporate houses.


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said that Science and technology is key to achieve "Atmanirbhar Bharat" envisaged by Prime minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking after releasing a Review Committee Report on International S&T Cooperation prepared under the leadership of Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India on Tuesday, Singh said that  the confidence of self-reliance will percolate down to the next generation and will help in attracting the best brains in the field of Science and Technology.

Singh, who is also Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences, called for streamlining and exploiting the huge untapped potentials of the country. Diversification should be taken as an advantage as very few countries are endowed with diverse resources, he said.

The minister also called for subject-based, rather than ministry-based projects to achieve fruitful outcomes within stipulated time. Jitendra Singh also underlined the need for bringing more domain experts in international cooperation while remaining deeply connected with the domestic arena.

Jitendra Singh further appealed to the scientists of different ministries and departments to enhance collaboration in the field of research and development and step up activities and collaboration with industries and corporate houses.

While different Science Ministries are making noteworthy contributions to nation building, they should not be working in isolation. COVID-19 taught us more about the value of coordination and collaboration not at the domestic level but also on a global scale, the minister added. 

First Published:July 22, 2021, 1:37 p.m.

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