The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would preside over the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society meeting on Saturday. As well scientists, industrialists, and senior officials from the science departments, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will attend the meeting.
Singh informed the media about the agenda of the CSIR Society meeting, stating that CSIR’s research efforts primarily focus on green energy technologies, STI interventions to generate employment, and raising rural income levels.
It is also the mandate of CSIR to strengthen self-reliance across industrial sectors, facilitate infrastructure development, and develop critical human resources for science and technology. The research and development conglomerate is utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning platforms to accomplish this. Revitalizing the CSIR in line with the CSIR Vision 2030 and aligned with the National Vision 2047 is the key to making India a scientific powerhouse and self-sufficient by serving as a provider of technology for the country,” the minister said.
According to Singh, CSIR is currently strengthening its engagement with the industry, increasing industry partnerships and collaborations related to CSIR-funded research.
Several CSIR labs have facilitated sustainable start-ups to promote CSIR technologies related to agriculture, bio-nutritechnology, specialty chemicals, aerospace and healthcare themes, in addition to the PPP model, which is being practiced in the Energy Theme. Furthermore, start-ups and MSMEs have entered the waste-to-wealth and extraction/purification of metals domains.
In J&K, the purple revolution and the aroma mission have changed the history of India as an exporter rather than an importer. Other examples of CSIR’s close association with Line Ministries, driven through its civil infrastructure and E3OW projects, include steel slag roads in Maharashtra and water mapping using heliborne technology.