Rao, who is the chairman of Prime Minister’s Scientific Advisory Council, stressed on the need for providing more resources for research a day after the Bharat Ratna award was announced.
“For the money that government has given to scientific sector, we have done much more,” he said when a reporter asked what he felt about the standard of the scientific research in the country.
“Our investments are marginal, come late.... for that money we have got, we have performed. For the money we have been getting it is not bad at all, after all this kind of money is nothing.”
Asked about progress China was making, the scientist said that, “We also have to take blame on ourselves. Indians, we don't work hard, we are not like Chinese. We are easygoing and we are not as much nationalists... If we get some more money we are ready to go abroad.”