Published On: Sat, Jun 13th, 2015

Dehradun Declaration for CSIR Labs

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan says that Csir Should now be a Catalytic Agent to Evolve India into Samarth Bharat-Sashakt Bharat.

‘DEHRADUN DECLARATION’ has been adopted at the end of two day conference of CSIR Directors held at CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum in Dehradun today. It was resolved by Directors of CSIR labs that technologies will be developed for National missions like Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Skill India, Smart Cities, Digital India, Namami Ganga. It was also decided that CSIR LABS will devise ways to develop industry driven technologies, including game changing technologies. Each laboratory would also develop at least one technology in strategic sector for India. The resolution also declares that all CSIR Institutions will make preparation for Platinum Jubilee celebrations beginning Sept. 2016

The two days of ‘Chintan Shivir’ held on 12th & 13th June 2015 concluded this evening with all CSIR labs agreeing to make efforts to be self financing in next 2 years. In his concluding remarks the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that CSIR should be a catalytic agent to evolve India into Samarth Bharat-Sashakt Bharat.The Minister said that a revenue model is to be developed in businesslike manner with clear input-output cost analysis. Emphasis will be laid to achieve global standards and to build confidence in society about relevance of CSIR labs in terms of social benefit. Labs will endeavour to build up entrepreneurship in Small, Medium and Big industries. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that CSIR should focus on developing technologies for improving quality of life of the common man.

The Minister said that coming months would see each of the laboratory focusing its resources on developing specific lines of inventions which would contribute to the social and economic objectives of the Narendra Modi government for the poor and common man.

The Union Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Y S Chowdary urged directors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to come up with at least 12 cutting edge technologies which are to be commercialized every year. He was addressing the Director’s Conference of CSIR, being held at CSIR-IIP, Dehradun on the second day today. He also emphasized the need for CSIR labs to be self-financing through generating funds by offering technology to Industry.

The Director-General, CSIR Dr. M.O.Garg and all the Directors of CSIR Institutions across the country attended the two day meeting.

Each of the laboratory heads made a presentation about his or her respective lab achievements in transferring products and processes developed by him or her to industry. They also disclosed the patents awarded, the skill development programmes carried out, socio-economic interventions made, villages adopted and upgraded and contributions to Swachh Bharat and other Govt. programmes. The success in realizing Royalties and License Fees receipts were also shared with projections made for the next year.

The “Make in India” and “Innovate in India” visions of the Prime Minister came up for extraordinary focus at the two-day meeting and saw all CSIR heads accept the challenge to provide the Science & Technology research findings as backbone to a great and new manufacturing economy.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “I have full confidence in our scientists. With proper encouragement and focused approach, I am sure India will achieve the status of world’s greatest scientific powerhouse.

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