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Space reforms an opportunity for both industry, academia, says PM Modi

He also underlined the need to amplify the rich history of Indian science and said many historical questions have been solved with the help of science over the last century

Narendra Modi | space technology

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses after launching 'Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols' during an online Fit India Dialogue, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Fit India Movement, in New Delhi on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Asserting that the world also takes a leap ahead when India prospers, Prime Minister said the clarion call for an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' includes a vision of global welfare and sought support of the Indian diaspora to realise this dream.

He also underlined the need to amplify the rich history of Indian science and said many historical questions have been solved with the help of science over the last century.

"India's clarion call of an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) includes a vision of global welfare. To realise this dream, I invite you all and seek your support," Modi said at the inauguration of the Vaishvik Bhartiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit, a global virtual summit of overseas and resident Indian researchers and academicians being organised from October 2-31, 2020.

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"Recently India introduced pioneering space reforms. These reforms provide opportunities for both industry and the academia," Modi said while listing numerous steps taken by his government to boost science, research and innovation.

He further said the government wants top-class scientific research to help the farmers. "Our agricultural research scientists have worked hard to ramp up our production of pulses. Today we import only a very small fraction of our pulses. Our food-grain production has hit a record high," he said. Modi further said his government is encouraging indigenous vaccine production. "Four new vaccines were introduced into our immunisation programme in 2014 including an indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine," he said.

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First Published: Sat, October 03 2020. 01:38 IST