Thursday, 27 July 2017

Funds Allocation for Science Research

Government has taken several steps to promote science and scientific research in the country. Many new and innovative schemes have been initiated recently to catalyze research in areas like healthcare, information and communication, sustainable habitat, nanoscience and technology, water resources and river systems etc. Emphasis has been given to interdisciplinary areas of priority such as energy, water, health, security, nutrition, advanced materials and manufacturing, cyber physical systems etc. to meaningfully connect the research and development (R&D) undertaken in our academic and national laboratories to the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the Government. Some other measures taken by the Government to promote science and scientific research include successive increase in plan allocations for Scientific Departments, offering attractive research fellowships, strengthening infrastructure for R&D etc. 

The fund allocated to the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) / Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for agriculture research and education during XI and XII Plan were Rs 10325.76 crore and Rs 13786.58 crore respectively. The Government, with the aim of developing and promoting scientific technology to increase agricultural production of the country, has established “National Agricultural Research System (NARS)” in various states including Uttar Pradesh. The names of State/UT where the ICAR Research Institutes/ All India Coordinated/Network Research Projects have been set up including Uttar Pradesh, are given below: 

1. Andaman & Nicobar

2. Andhra Pradesh

3. Arunachal Pradesh

4. Assam 

5. Bihar 

6. Chhattisgarh 

7. Delhi 

8. Goa 

9. Gujarat 

10. Haryana 

11. Himachal Pradesh 

12. Jammu & Kashmir 

13. Jharkhand 

14. Karnataka 

15. Kerala 

16. Madhya Pradesh 

17. Maharashtra 

18. Meghalaya 

19. Nagaland 

20. Odisha 

21. Punjab 

22. Rajasthan 

23. Sikkim 

24. Tamilnadu 

25. Telangana 

26. Uttar Pradesh 

27. Uttarakhand 

28. West Bengal 

This information was given by Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences Shri Y.S.Chowdary in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today (July 26, 2017). 


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