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Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
12-January-2015 19:24 IST
Indian Innovation Centre Will be Established : Y.S. Chowdary

While addressing a Seminar “Innovation : the torchbearer of 21st Century” held on under the aegis of Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 at Gandhinagar, Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and earth Sciences Shri Y.S. Chowdary said that his Ministry is thinking to establish an Indian Innovation Centre and all states of the country will be members of this innovation centre. He also expresses the need to establish science city in every state of country.

Minister said that he was glad to speak at Vibrant Gujarat. He said that science has no religion or region. Entire world feels the same requirement and importance of science. India gave basic math’s knowledge to the world and even Einstein recognized it, he added.

The Minister Shri Chowdary spoke about the challenges that science sector is facing. He said that many scientists published many research papers but they did not get proper connectivity and network. Innovations have been done but they did not get proper recognition. Innovation can solve the problem of how to showcase once a product is in the market and how to reach the needful people, he added. The Minister said that youth get certificates but not skills and that creates the problem of unemployment. Each and every youth should get the job that is the challenge for us today.

Shri Chowdary stressed the significance of innovation by saying that through innovation we can promote women to enhance their productivity, farmers to take insurance for their health and crop, development of medical instruments and applications. He said that his Ministry is committed to recognize the need of people and promote the innovations for them.

In this Seminar, Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel inaugurated Gujarat Innovation portal and Gujarat National Law University‘s centre for intellectual property rights centre. Some MoUs were also signed with leading biotech and IT companies.