Dr Jitendra announces countrywide 'One Week One Lab' campaign
Post by RK News on Tuesday, September 27, 2022
New Delhi, Sep 26: Soon after his return to the national capital after a 5-day visit to the USA, Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the vice-president of CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), announced countrywide "One Week One Lab" theme-based campaign to showcase the technological breakthroughs and innovations in each of the 37 CSIR laboratories/institutes spread across India.
Addressing the first-ever CSIR Leadership Meet attended by the Directors and Head of Departments of all the 37 CSIR labs across the country, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the legacy of CSIR is built on the cumulative contribution of its several national laboratories and institutes. He said, each laboratory of CSIR is unique and specialising in as diverse areas as genomics to geology, material technology to microbial technology and food to fuel.
The Minister also recalled how the laboratories came together during the COVID pandemic last year and developed several technologies that helped India's fight against COVID. The Minister said the success stories of each lab must be brought to the fore of the country through a massive mass media campaign.
Dr Jitendra Singh said the CSIR breakthroughs in areas like Drone, Heliborne technology, state-of-the-art Sewage cleaning machines, and Aroma Mission has opened up huge opportunities for developing meaningful and equal stake partnership among Research, Academia and Industry. The Minister said the state-of-the-art Heli-borne survey technology with cooperation from Jal Shakti Ministry was applied last year in the States of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana and this could play an important role in positively contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision and Mission of “Har Ghar Nal Se Jal”. Similarly, the mechanized sewage cleaning system developed by CSIR for wider dissemination will help in achieving the target of the Swachh Bharat Mission, he added.
Under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s leadership said the Minister who is also Vice President CSIR, that Science & Technology has got the enhanced budget and a very special impetus in the last 8 years and the scientific pursuits and endeavours are now being assigned special importance. He said the ultimate goal of all Scientific Innovations is to bring “Ease of Living” to the common man.