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HRD Ministry to set up 'Innovation Cell'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

has announced the setting up of an 'Cell' in the and (HRD) to boost new ideas about promoting in the country.

The announced this after a high-level review meeting on Wednesday which deliberated upon the need for such a cell after moved six ranks up the Global Index Ranking.

Ministry of HRD also tweeted, "'Innovation Cell' to be set up in @HRDMinistry to promote #Innovation further - HRD @PrakashJavdekar (1/3)#TransformingIndia #Research #NewIndia"

In a series of tweet, the ministry said, "There has been considerable improvement in India's ranking in Index 2017. Since the large part of Index relates to Education, the setting up of Innovation Cell in the Ministry will lead to more focused attention on innovation and research efforts."

Also, allocation of funds through (HEFA) for fast-tracking Innovation and Research infrastructure in country's top central technical institutions and Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) to 1000 top students from these institutions is also expected to grant the necessary push to India's Innovation and Research efforts.

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 06:05 IST