Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has emphasised the need to take nation-building scientific technologies to the masses in national and regional languages enabling effective dissemination and value additions.
"It is important to develop advanced technologies for nation building and to put India on global technological map it important to use English, but it is more important to take the technologies to the masses developed by Department of Atomic Energy through people's language, using Hindi and other regional languages and dialects to recieve value additions," Kakodkar said addressing a conference on 'Creating Awareness and Dissemination of Science through Hindi',at BARC yesterday.
Quoting example of few technologies like 'Nisargruna' developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for converting garbage into energy and manure, Kakodkar said, "this technology has caught up several parts of the country including rural areas and villages and the villagers have also suggested few additional ideas to improve it."
Similarly, in the case of water purifier technology, the villagers had made changes for value addition for their places where there is no running water, Kakodkar said.
Also, mutant seeds developed by BARC were efficiently marketed by Confederation of Indian farmers, but all these was possible due to use of local languages," he said.
"Once they understand the technology, they propagate it in their own style too," the eminent scientist said speaking in Hindi.