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CSIR Overarching Committee develops framework to support industry
By TOG News service
Jun 10, 2021

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, JUN 10, 2021: SCIENCE and Technology Minister Mr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday reviewed the recommendations made by the Overarching Committee of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to enhance support to the industry and make the organisation globally competitive.

The government is focused on harnessing the intellectual capital, excellence and dedication of the scientific fraternity in realising the dream of a Science and Technology (S&T) led, inclusive and sustainable development, said the minister.

"CSIR has the capability to emerge as a ‘New CSIR' that is 21st-century ready and globally competitive and contributes to alleviating the problems of common man through S&T," said Mr Vardhan.

Recommending the concept of "science for people and people for science" to enhance collaboration in R&D projects, the minister said the field needs to attract young scientists with new research curiosities.

He advised that with the availability of high-class infrastructure, the possibilities of research on day-to-day needs of the common people should be explored.

" There is an immediate need to bridge the gap between the technologies developed and its benefits made available to the common people at affordable prices ," he added.

CSIR's Overarching Committee focuses on seamless industry interface and extending technological support to the Indian industry. It was constituted under the Chairmanship of Mr S. Ramadorai, Former CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services along with eight area-wise sub-committees led by experts.