Centre favours technological solutions for people’s benefit: Vardhan

New Delhi (IANS) The central government is looking forward to technological solutions that benefit people at large, union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.

“The Narendra Modi government is looking forward to technological solutions to be provided by the scientific community for the benefit of the country and its poor people,” the minister said.

Vardhan said the prime minister was very keen for application of science to various programmes like ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Skill Development’ initiative.

He was speaking here after inaugurating a two-day convocation of International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), a non-governmental international organisation of engineering and technological sciences academies of 26 countries.

“CAETS has an important role to play in advising governments and international organisations on issues related to engineering with the objective of contributing to the advancement of science and technology and promoting sustainable economic growth of nations across the world,” he said.

Earlier, Science and Technology Department Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said the government would look forward to the recommendations from this conference.

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