A virtual meeting with Science & Technology Ministers of States and UTs regarding Science, Technology & Innovation (STIP) 2020 was held today, chaired by Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
On behalf of the Hon’ble Chief Minister Pu Zoramthanga, Information & Public Relations Minister Pu Lalruatkima took part in the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Pu Lalruatkina said that Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 will be a landmark policy for the country and larger participation of State entities will enhance coverage and reach, and will allow employment of more available talent in the country which will in turn bring inclusiveness to promote science & technology for larger socio-economic welfare. He also proposed that STIP, 2020 be formatted for improved linkages with industries so as to promote innovations for the socio-economic benefits of the people and that more trust be put in Bio-economy and its sustainable exploitation to improve incomes. He also highlighted that as per India’s Bio-economy Report, 2019, Mizoram stands to be one of the most potential-worthy states in Bio-economy, and in order to utilize these potentials, technicalities and ground works need to be strengthened at the Mizoram Bio-resources Centre established in 2017. The I&PR Minister also requested the Union Minister to expedite the funding approval at the earliest.
Minister Pu Lalruatkima expressed his sincere wish that the new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy remains true to its focus on the sustainable use and development of bio-resources in the states by establishing a symbiotic relationship between the Central and State governments.
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