PM urges scientists to develop low cost technologies to fast-track growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged scientists to develop low cost technologies to cater to the country’s specific requirements and help in fast-tracking India’s growth. Mr Modi was interacting with scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune yesterday.

IISER scientists made presentations to the Prime Minister on varied topics ranging from New Materials and devices for Clean Energy application to Agricultural Biotechnology to Natural Resource mapping.

The presentations also showcased cutting edge technologies in the field of Molecular Biology, Antimicrobial resistance, Climate studies and Mathematical Finance research. Prime Minister appreciated the scientists for their informative presentations.

Earlier, Mr Modi visited the IISER, Pune campus and interacted with the students and researchers. Prime Minister also visited the state of the art supercomputer PARAM BRAHMA, deployed by C-DAC in IISER, which has a peak computing power of 797 Teraflops.

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