Now a Chintan Shivir for scientists at Dehradun

  • Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2015 21:48 IST

In a first of its kind, scientists across the country will come together for a two day ‘brain storming and soul searching ‘session at Dehradun from June 12 to deliberate on how to take their scientific plans forward and translate their technologies into mechanisms that benefits common man.

This will also help the 'Make in India' campaign of the government. “ It took me six months to do the ground work. I had sent a performa to the directors of all the 38 CSIR labs asking them for their feedback. During the two day conference these scientists will speak about their focus areas besides spelling out detailed plans for the coming months,’ union minister for science and technology Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

“ We have a great scientific capacity but this has to be systematically synchronized. The scientists will lay out their plans and this will help us build our national priorities. Time-bound targets will be set to bring in more accountability. This will help us give more clarity on what we need to do,” he added.

CSIR director general Dr MO Garg said, “ The two day session will give us all a platform to introspect on what the country needs and the government’s expectations.”

CSIR laboratories, known to be premier research institutes in the country, are spread across the country that carries out research in diverse areas ranging from leather to oceanic studies

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