How to Maximize Returns from the Investments in Science and Technology in India? – Answered

In consonance with the agricultural policy, S&T inputs must be able to provide the ever increasing food requirements of our growing population.

The S&T agencies would be directed not only to develop capabilities in their specialised areas but also to interact with the varieties developmental sectors, industries, institutions set up by the farmers and those providing services to promote the utilisation of their expertise.

National laboratories under the S&T agencies should make their facilities available to the scientists from the agricultural and industrial sectors and provide services to the university system and evolve collaborative programmes with them.

The socio­economic sectors therefore must lay a greater emphasis on the S&T content in their programmes and place their crucial demand on the S&T agencies.