New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, DrJitendra Singh Friday launched “One Week One Lab” campaign highlighting India’s global excellence in technology, innovation and StartUps.
Each of the 37 CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) Labs spread across the country is dedicated to a different exclusive area of work and the “on week, one lab” campaign will offer an opportunity to each one of them to showcase the work being done by it so that others can avail of it and stakeholders learn about it.
DrJitendra Singh said, with the active and constant support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all scientific endeavours since May 2014, India is scaling new heights each day in Science, Technology, Innovation (STI) eco-system.
Dr Jitendra Singh referred to PM’s address at 108th Indian Science Congress held in Nagpur this Tuesday, when he said, “We are also seeing the results of the scientific approach with which today’s India is moving forward. India is fast becoming one of the top countries of the world in the field of science. Out of 130 countries, we were at number 81 in the Global Innovation Index till 2015. But we have jumped to 40th position in 2022. Today India is among the top three countries in the world in terms of PhDs. Today India is among the top three countries in the world in terms of start-up ecosystem”.
DrJitendra Singh informed that in the “One Week One Lab” Campaign of CSIR, each of its 37 constituent laboratories, spread Nationwide, will showcase their legacy, exclusive innovations and technological breakthroughs every successive week. During the campaign each CSIR lab shall be organizing week long events including industry & start-ups meet, students connect, society connect, display of technologies, etc.
DrJitendra Singh informed that in the last decade, CSIR has facilitated the country with its first ever Biofuel-Powered Flight, BharatiyaNirdeshakDravya, asafoetida (Heeng) cultivation, indigenous development of dental implants, the technology of High-Resolution Aquifer Mapping, indigenously developed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus, road construction with Steel Slag, development of CSIR – TechnoS Raman Spectrometers, the Trainer aircraft HANSA- NG and many other technologies developed at different CSIR laboratories.
DrJitendra Singh was happy to note that each of 37 CSIR laboratories is unique and specializes in as diverse areas as the Genome to Geology, Food to Fuel, Minerals to Materials, and so on. CSIR has marked its footprint in the Nation with pathbreaking technologies and innovations since last 80 years, some of them include the indelible ink, Parallel Computers Flosolver, Swaraj Tractors, Centchroman, DNA Fingerprinting, Aroma Mission and many other.