Sci & Tech Ministry inaugurates “Tech [email protected]

Ministry of Science & Technology inaugurated “Tech [email protected]” on November 15, 2021 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Key Points

  • On the occasion, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh interacted with successful start-ups including start-ups of tribal communities.
  • The minister also informed that Central Government will set up 30 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs across the country for Scheduled Tribes (STs) by end of 2022.
  • These STI hubs will help in promoting scientific talent among tribal communities as well as overall socio-economic development.
  • Out of 75 proposed STI Hubs, 20 have already been set up by Department of Science and Technology. These hubs will extend benefit to 20,000 people directly, by means of several interventions spreading across farm, non-farm and other allied livelihood sectors.

About Tech [email protected]

Tech [email protected] 75” is a year-long celebration, highlighting the impact of Science Technology Innovation (STI) in empowering community to create equitable inclusive economic growth. It is 75-hour programme and includes experience sharing of beneficiaries, societal changemakers conclave, community change leaders, and round table discussions by several stakeholders. It also includes compilation of 75 impactful stories on progress of India towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.

Significance of the programme

Tech [email protected]” will lead to opportunities for land to lab research and help in building synergies with traditional, local and indigenous knowledge. This in turn will lead to new scientific developments which will contribute in building resilient communities.

Which ministry will look after the initiative?

Tech [email protected] is an appropriate and timely initiative launched by Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences. The initiative will showcase strong foundation to adopt STI for better livelihood outcomes across India.

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