Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced a National Mission on High Performance Computing with an outlay of Rs 4,500 crore.
"I am happy to announce another National Mission on High Performance Computing with an outlay of Rs 4500 crores," he said in his inaugural address on Innovations in Science and Technology for Inclusive development at 101st Indian Science Congress here.
The Prime Minister made several announcements on the occasion to strengthen science and technology.
He said, "Our government has invested in many areas to ensure that India remains at the cutting edge of science.
"We are also considering establishment of a National Geographical Information System with an outlay of about Rs 3000 crores," he said, adding that a National Mission on Teaching will also be launched.
"I am also happy to announce that India will partner the international scientific community in the establishment of some of the world's major research and development projects," he said.