Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to come up with an “ease of doing technology business” platform to bring in “right stakeholders” so that different technologies can reach beneficiaries across the country. Inaugurating the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in Delhi today, he emphasised the need to connect science with the common citizens in this “technology-driven century.”
Talking about the waste management issue, he said, “The more technology we use, the more waste management we can do. India needs intervention for affordable technologies.” He urged scientists for a time-bound delivery in research work. PM Modi congratulated CSIR, saying, “The nation is proud of you all, hope you move forward with even more strength and dedication. You have contributed so much to India in the last 75 years and I am certain that you can contribute so much more in the years to come.”
An autonomous body, CSIR came into operation on this day in 1942. The platinum jubilee celebrations were inaugurated by the PM who is also the president of CSIR. During the function, the PM released seven new plant varieties developed at CSIR laboratories. He also interacted with farmers of five states through video conferencing. He pointed out the need to maximise output from agricultural land. “I have always said per drop more crop. We must also think about- an inch of land and a bunch of crops,” PM Modi told farmers.
(With agency inputs)