PM Modi chairs the CSIR meeting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Society on Saturday, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh known.

The meeting will also be attended by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Trade and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, in addition to scientists, industrialists and senior officials from the scientific departments.

Singh told media about the agenda of the CSIR Society meeting and said CSIR’s research efforts are now mainly focused on green energy technologies, STI interventions to create employment and increase income levels in rural India.

“Strengthening self-reliance in industrial sectors, facilitating infrastructure developments and developing critical S&T human resources is also the mandate of CSIR, and the R&D conglomerate uses artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms for its scientific activities. The revitalization of CSIR according to the CSIR Vision 2030 and aligned with the National Vision 2047 will be the focus to make India a scientific powerhouse and self-reliant through a

technology supplier to the nation,” said the minister.

Singh added that CSIR has currently strengthened its commitment to the industry, leading to increased partnerships and collaboration with industry in CSIR-funded projects.

In addition to the PPP model, ‘practized in the energy theme’, few CSIR labs have facilitated sustainable start-ups to promote CSIR technologies relevant to the themes Agri-bionutritech, Specialty Chemicals, Aerospace and Healthcare, with start UPS and MSMEs are also entering the realm of waste-to-wealth and metals extraction and purification.

“The aroma mission and purple revolution in J&K have changed India’s history as an exporter rather than an importer. The steel slag road in Maharashtra and the mapping of water using CSIR’s heliborne technology are some other examples of CSIR’s closer collaboration with Line Ministries, driven by civil cum infrastructure and E3OW thematic projects of CSIR,” added the minister.

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