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India will be among top 3 countries in S&T by 2030: Modi

  • The brightest and best in every corner of India should have the opportunity to excel in science.
  • We need to connect our leading institutions to all stakeholders, including schools and colleges.
  • Seeding the power of ideas and innovation in school children will broaden the base of our innovation pyramid and secure the future of our nation.
  • Niti Aayog is also evolving a holistic science and technology vision for the country.
  • Technology Vison 2035, released in last year’s Science Congress, is now being developed into a detailed roadmap for 12 key technological sectors.
  • Waters that surround Indian peninsula and the vast coastline, provides 2.4 million sq km of exclusive economic zone. Ocean economy would be a significant dimension in our sustainable future.
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences is working on launching a ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ to explore, understand and harvest these resources in a responsible way.
  • Translating this basic knowledge into innovations, start-ups and industry will help us achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • By 2030 India will be among top 3 countries in science and technology.
  • Another empowering factor for scientific delivery is the Ease of Doing Science. If we want science to deliver, we must not constrain it.
  • One major area that needs to be addressed is the Cyber Physical Systems, as it has the potential to pose unprecedented challenges.
  • It is a huge opportunity for training and research in Robotics, Digital Manufacturing, AI, Big Data Analysis, Quantum Communication, Deep Learning and Internet of Things.
  • There is a need to develop and exploit these technologies in services and manufacturing sectors.