PM Modi calls on industry and research bodies to meet energy needs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on industry, academia and research organizations to work seamlessly with greater integration to meet India’s energy needs and foster circular economy for sustainable development.

He also stressed the need to use a scientific approach and technologies such as artificial intelligence in various fields ranging from traditional knowledge to mapping students according to their interests, skills and abilities in order to better adapt to the requirements of future India and the world.

Prime Minister Modi, who is chairman of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), made the comments during the CSIR society meeting here on Saturday.

Modi called on the scientific community to move towards Vision 2047 with the aim of making India a world leader, according to an official statement.

He called on the scientific community to come up with technological solutions to increase the protein content of cereals and new varieties of millet to improve yield and also nutritional content.

He asked scientists to develop a catalog of high nutritional value of indigenous food products, which will help improve their global acceptability.

The Prime Minister stressed the importance of documenting CSIR’s journey over the past 80 years, which can help review progress and identify areas of gaps that can be filled.

He stressed that for technology to reach the common man, an integrated approach of scientific, commercial and social components must be pursued.

Modi called on leaders of the scientific community to take a one-person, one-lab approach to help boost scientific research and development through such a focused approach.

The Prime Minister also suggested that a virtual summit of all the labs could be held regularly where they can learn new things from each other’s experience.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh pointed out that this year CSIR celebrated its 80th anniversary around the same time that India celebrated its 75th years of independence and that the two have come a long way together.

He emphasized the integration, synergy and de-silotisation of industry, academia and research.

DG-CSIR, Dr N Kalaiselvi made a presentation on the recent achievements and contribution of CSIR.

He also highlighted the efforts for India’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus, ushering in the purple revolution in J&K and the opening of the TKDL library to spur innovation based on India’s rich traditional knowledge.

Preparing for future pandemics through mRNA platform technology, training young scientific leaders and sustainable start-ups, and raising student awareness through the Jigyasa Virtual Lab are some of the other major initiatives. highlighted by the DG-CSIR, according to the press release.

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