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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER HARSH VARDHAN LAUNCHES CSIR TECHNOLOGIES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER HARSH VARDHAN LAUNCHES CSIR TECHNOLOGIES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Context

Recently, Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan launched CSIR technologies for rural development.

Details

  • A joint initiative of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) and Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA), a set of CSIR technologies has been launched for rural development.
  • CSIR, UBA, VIBHA have planned to work jointly on a framework for scientific intervention to create sustainable livelihood opportunities in the rural clusters under synergy of S&T organisations such as CSIR, DST, DBT, DRDO etc.

About “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan”

  • It is a flagship programme of the Ministry of Education conceptualized and launched in IIT Delhi.
  • Its vision is to bring  transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India.

About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR)

  • It was established by the Government of India in September 1942 as an autonomous body that has emerged as the largest research and development organisation in India.

About Vijnana Bharati or VIBHA

  • It was previously known as Swadeshi Science Movement.
  • It is a non-profit organisation in India that popularises ancient sciences such as Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, and Vastuvidya.
  • It was founded by Prof. K.I. Vasu of the Indian Institute of Science.

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