ProMASS: Jan 03,2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, India will be among the top three countries in science and technology by 2030. Inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, Mr Modi said, his government is committed to supporting different streams of scientific knowledge. He said, science must meet the rising aspirations of the people, and infrastructure and social welfare ministries must make use of it.
The Prime Minister said, India’s best scientific institutions should strengthen basic research in line with global practices. He said, tomorrow’s experts will come from investments we make today in people and infrastructure. Mr Modi emphasised the need to keep an eye on the rise of disruptive technologies and be prepared to leverage them for growth.
The Prime Minister said, seeding the power of ideas and innovation in school children will broaden the base of innovation pyramid and secure the future of the nation. He said, the role of science in planning, decision making and governance has never been more important. A number of eminent scientists, including Nobel laureates, are participating in the 5-day Congress. The theme of the event is, ‘Science and Technology for National Development’.
Courtesy: AIR NEWS