The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the ‘Technology Day 2016’ celebrations, in New Delhi on May 11, 2016.
National Video-link Press Conference
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan asserted that the Government has successfully mainstreamed science & technology for the growth and development of the country.
Stating that India’s challenges are many and solutions complex, the Minister said that ambitious plans have been made in many new areas and that the need of the hour is to move ahead and scale up.
“We have moved from policy paralysis and worked with our brilliant scientific community to connect with our people and what India needs,” the Minister said while addressing a National Video-link Press Conference from New Delhi on May 24, linking 13 cities including Mumbai and Pune.
Asserting that “Science is back on track”, Dr. Harsh Vardhan listed out key initiatives taken by his ministry in the fields of scientific weather forecasting, formulation of new vaccines, biotechnology, energy research and eco-system for innovation.
The National Video-link Press Conference held at PIB’s National Media Centre in New Delhi was joined by almost 100 journalists from Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Guwahati, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Jammu.