Srinagar, Sept. 19 (PTI) Union Minister Jitendra Sing said on Sunday that science and technology is the priority sector for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and there has been a visible change in this area in recent years.
He made these comments when he opened a one-day workshop here at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Center on Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) initiatives for science and technology-led development in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Science and technology is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priority sector and under his dynamic leadership there has been a visible change in this area in recent years,” said Singh.
As any sector becomes increasingly dependent on technology, raising stakeholder awareness is essential for optimal results.
He stressed that we need to stand up for technological tools as there is no other way to compete without them.
“Indians have had a strong scientific temperament for ages and we have talent in abundance, and with that talent India will certainly be a world leader in technology. We should be at the forefront of space technology and India is way ahead of many developed countries in this area, ”said Singh.
Commenting on the technological interventions in JK, he said that the region can take maximum advantage of it in various areas.
He said that under the constitutional agreements of 2019, Jammu and Kashmir were able to successfully implement programs, schemes and other “good practices” of governance.
Singh said JK pioneered the purple (lavender) revolution in India after taking the lead in lavender production.
He said the CSIR provided support to JK during the COVID-19 pandemic with regards to RT-PCR machine infrastructure, biosafety and also trained workers.
He said two industrial biotech parks are being built in the UT. PTI SSB AQS
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