Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha right now addressed the valedictory session of in the future workshop on CSIR initiatives for Science & Expertise led growth in J&Okay UT, inaugurated by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science and Expertise, Earth Sciences, and DoPT at SKICC right here.Whereas inaugurating the workshop Dr. Jitendra Singh mentioned that as each sector is more and more changing into depending on know-how, consciousness amongst stakeholders is important for optimum outcomes.“Science & Expertise is the precedence sector of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and beneath his dynamic management there’s a seen change on this subject”, Dr. Singh added.Talking on the event, the Lt Governor expressed gratitude to Sh Jitendra Singh, for bringing collectively the scientists of the premier institutes of CSIR, and taking initiative for accelerating J&Okay’s growth via the intervention of science and know-how.The Lt Governor noticed that the spectacular deliberations and brainstorming on the implementation of Science and Expertise interventions shall be a giant step in direction of making J&Okay a contemporary, protected, self-reliant and affluent UT. “Expertise is evolving at an ever-faster tempo right now. Science and innovation have enormous energy to fulfill the brand new calls for in agriculture, atmosphere, industries & even constructing reasonably priced housing in rural areas. With proper interventions, we are going to lead J&Okay on the trail of growth and prosperity”, he added.The Lt Governor mentioned that it’s our duty to unleash the long-repressed creativity and enterprise drive of the folks and that may solely occur with enhanced contacts between CSIR scientists and the frequent plenty.“The applied sciences developed by CSIR shall be carried out in Jammu and Kashmir to most attainable extent in order that works like Purple revolution of Lavender cultivation beneath the Aroma Mission may be carried out in different areas throughout the UT”, he added.Recalling his current assembly with Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, DG- CSIR, and Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medication, the Lt Governor mentioned that he had requested them to arrange a brainstorming on figuring out the applied sciences accessible with CSIR for his or her implementation within the J&Okay.Terming lavender cultivation as Purple Revolution of Jammu and Kashmir, the Lt Governor mentioned that it has occurred with the assistance of science and know-how. Lauding the efforts behind these initiatives, he hoped that via such interventions of science and know-how, not solely will we get efficient management over varied issues within the villages and cities but additionally convert it into a possibility for the event of J&Okay.
The Lt Governor noticed that the velocity with which the know-how is altering and the benefit with which it’s accessible; will make any area socially and economically progressive with efficient implementation.“I’m reminded of the anti-gas material, one of many innovations of CSIR founder Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. The one invention saved so many lives throughout World Warfare II. Dr. Bhatnagar at all times emphasised on the sensible utility of science. From the start of the oil refinery to the event of manganese ore, it was all attainable due to him, since he handed the know-how from the lab to the sector and led to revolutionary adjustments. I hope that the identical legacy shall be carried ahead”, added the Lt Governor.The Lt Governor urged the consultants to take a look at the challenges particular to Jammu & Kashmir within the areas like agriculture, infrastructure, waste administration, industrial growth, ecology conservation, city planning, and so forth on account of its distinctive geo-climatic circumstances.Whereas referring to Nationwide Environmental Engineering Analysis Institute’s efforts for the revival of three fully disappeared lakes in Bangalore, he requested the involved to discover if the identical, cost-effective know-how may be carried out in lakes like Dal, Wular, Jhelum, Nageen.He talked about a couple of current initiative of CSIR and Central Highway Analysis Institute (CRRI) in collaboration with IIT Hyderabad and Intel, resulting in a solution-driven by Synthetic Intelligence, which might cut back highway accidents considerably.He known as upon the CSIR scientists to work within the areas like recycling of the fabric used within the building of roads, and Chilly Combine Plant primarily based know-how as a substitute of Sizzling Combine Plant for longer lifetime of roads in areas like Jammu and Kashmir. “We additionally want scientific interventions in rural housing, meals know-how, processing and worth addition of medicinal and fragrant crops”, he added.
Whereas quoting former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Behari Vajpayee, the Lt Governor mentioned that these related to science and know-how ought to work carefully with the craftsmen, artisans of the decrease degree and assist them obtain the complete potential of their pure inventive abilities.He additionally quoted Hon’ble PM Sh Narendra Modi saying that science and know-how ought to assist deal with the problems of the poorest. Since 70 % of the J&Okay’s inhabitants depends on agriculture and greater than 4 lakh ladies are related to self-help teams, moreover a big inhabitants related to the handicraft sector, if we get the scientific and technological help in these sectors, we shall be profitable in taking J&Okay within the path of fast growth, enhancing frequent man’s life, he mentioned.“What CSIR has executed up to now in Jammu & Kashmir, I contemplate it as an enormous scientific breakthrough for the UT. Now it’s time to divide the completely different scientific and technological properties for a bigger influence on development in numerous sectors, concluded the Lt Governor.On the event, Secretary, DSIR and Director Basic, Council of Scientific & Industrial Analysis, Dr. Shekhar C Mande delivered a presentation of Science & know-how led initiatives. He gave a quick concerning the help to infrastructure growth in J&Okay beneath the Purple (lavender) Revolution in J&Okay via floriculture actions.Dr. Shekhar C. Mande, DG- CSIR; Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medication, Jammu; Dr. Ritesh Vijay, Director, CSIR-NEERI moreover staff of Scientists of CSIR participated within the in the future workshop.Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary to Authorities, Science & Expertise Division moreover vice-chancellors of J&Okay Universities, senior scientists, professors and officers from UT administration have been additionally current on the event.