Government says no to Budget Restrictions on Research & Development

Ministry is also working on setting up a Clean Energy Innovation centre modelled on the lines of Centres at Harward, Berkley and Stanford

August 06, 2014. By Moulin


Government will not be any budget restrictions on Research & Development and our Government stand committed to it. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) assured that the Government will provide full support for the development of latest technologies within the country. Mr. Goyal said “We will not be found wanting to help development of latest technologists within India and encourage all young boys and girls to come up with innovative ideas. He further said “in all aspects we as a nation looks Science & Technology, innovation, Research & Development as the way forward that is what is going to take us at the next level of development”. 

Shri Goyal said, “The science & technology initiatives of the Government and initiatives of all those working in new & renewable energy space are complimentary in nature.Our Government want to make one big difference is that we do not work in silos and we like to encourage greater degree of cross functional and inter-dependency amongst different wings of the Government.” He said that Prime Minister believes personally in indigenous development of technology and innovation and for the subject like science and technology and there is no limitation for budget. He urged the scientist community to look for one big ticket success in our life time we can leave behind for prosperity of next generation to enjoy fruit of. He commented that “It is enjoying upon us as a nation to look at renewable sources of energy more seriously and expand it rapidly”. He said his Ministry is fully committed to make India as second/third destination on world map of renewable energy. He hoped that within five year term of this Government, we will put India on right on the top of world map of renewable energy. 

MNRE has taken some concrete measures for strengthening institutional mechanism to boost R&D in solar energy through setting up of National Institute of Solar Energy at Gurgaon. Similarly, National Institute for Wind Energy, Chennai and National Institute of Bioenergy, Kapurthala have been set up for RD, Testing and Demonstration in the fields of wind energy and bio-energy technologies and systems. Ministry is also working on setting up a Clean Energy Innovation centre at National Institute of Solar Energy as a Centre of Global Excellence modelled on the lines of Centres at Harward, Berkley and Stanford. The initiatives like these are considered necessary for taking R&D in Renewable Energy to the most desired next level. 


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