New Delhi: “India is now one of the world’s fastest growing centers for science and technology entrepreneurship,” said the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan. The Minister was speaking at the Technology Awards Ceremony on the occasion of National Technology Day in New Delhi on May 11, 2017.
The Minister added further, “Startups and entrepreneurship are the key to a nation’s economic growth and employment.The Ministry of Science and Technology through its various programmes have funded and supported thousands of start-ups, incubators and developed new technologies that have reached the market. In keeping with the theme of the day on Technology for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, the DST has catalyzed the development relevant rural micro-industry models.”
Dr Harsh Vardhan highlighted few key achievements under his Ministry. Pointing towards an example of Make in India, he said, “High-tech manufacturing in S&T is extraordinarily demanding. One collaborative effort is the successful operationalizing of India’s largest steerable optical telescope in Devastahl, Uttarakhand.”
The Union Science and Technology Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan expressed hope that India will emerge as a hub of new innovative technologies in the future.