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India invests in a new Science and technology plan for inclusive innovation

Indian Prime Minister

India will press science and technology into serving a national policy of more inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth for its people.

Addressing the 99th Indian Science Congress, the country’s largest annual gathering of scientists, this week, the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, said the occasion demanded looking anew at the role of science in a country “grappling with the challenges of poverty and development”.

Singh emphasised that “the overriding objective of a comprehensive and well-considered policy for science, technology and innovation should be to support the national objective of faster, sustainable and inclusive development”.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jan/04/india-science-policy-tackle-poverty

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