GoI pleaded for generous funding of S&T projects in State

GoI pleaded for generous funding of S&T projects in State

ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi in association with Himachal Pradesh State Science Technology and Environment Council, Shimla organized a two days national level Annual Conclave 2018 on State Science & Technology at Kufri near Shimla on June 7 and 8 last.

Delegates from 30 states and Union Territories of the country led by Member Secretary of State S&T Council of each state participated in the Conclave, which was inaugurated by Tarun Kapoor, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Presiding over the inaugural function, Kapoor emphasized that the study of science and technology is very comprehensive and nearly 75 percent of life depends on it. Several researches had been taken place in various fields of science, but a lot more is yet to be done.

Addressing the event, Er Ravinder Gaur, Scientist and Member Secretary, State Science & Technology Programme Division, DST, Govt of India, New Delhi said that the main objective of the Conclave has been to access the progress of various projects sanctioned by DST, GoI, which are being implemented by the S & T Councils and convergence of successful and location specific technologies for replication, research and development among the State S&T Councils.

Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology (APSCS&T) was represented by C D Mungyak, Director cum Member Secretary and Dr Debajit Mahanta, Jt Director.

Mungyak along with Dr Mahanta presented the achievements made by APSCS&T and progress of various ongoing projects and programmes. Plans and programmes, projects identified, proposed to be taken up for implementation by APSCS&T in the State for its development through S&T interventions were also presented at the Conclave.

Director cum Member Secretary, APSCS&T also urged DST, GoI for generous funding of the projects and support for strengthening of the sector and development of S&T manpower in the State through training, mutual cooperation and technology transfer among the S & T Councils.

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