PM Modi launches research project 'Imprint India'
Nov 5, 2015|Times Of India|Full Article
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched 'Imprint India', a Rs 1,000-crore project to kickstart original research in areas where the country is dependent on foreign technology.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development(HRD), the Ministry of Defence,the Department of Science & Technology, the Department of Biotechnology, and the Ministry of Rural Development, among others, are part of 'Imprint India,who approves projects and allots funds for them.'
The group has identified 10 areas where India is heavily dependent on foreign technology and where little or no research and manufacturing has been initiated. These include healthcare, computers & information technology, energy, sustainable habitat, nano technology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, manufacturing, defence and environment and climate change.
The IITs and the Indian Institutes of Science have helped identify these areas and have detailed the specifics of India's technology requirements for the next few years.