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PM asks scientists to use technology to solve people’s problems

PM asks scientists to use technology to solve people’s problems
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to list out at least 100 problems faced by the common people and take up the challenge of solving them technologically within a specified time period.

Addressing top CSIR scientists CSIR here, he also asked the premier institution responsible for research and development to take a lead in finding breakthroughs to diseases like sickle cell anaemia, development of defence equipment and life-saving equipment for the jawans and look for innovations related to solar energy and agriculture sector.

Chairing a meeting of the CSIR society on Wednesday, Modi was given an overview of the work done by the CSIR in addressing national challenges and its recognition as a major Indian innovator, a statement issued by the PMO stated.

The members mentioned the potential that exists for a large number of start-ups to emerge from the research being done by CSIR labs, it said.

They stressed on the importance of converting lab research to commercial applications. Medical device manufacturing, energy, and waste management were some of the areas mentioned where CSIR could play a key role.

The PM emphasised that he would like to see CSIR oriented towards making the life of the common man better, and providing technological solutions to the problems of the poor sections of society, it said.
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