75 Science Technology and Innovation Hubs will be officially set up for SCs STs

To nurture scientific potential and contribute to the socio-economic development of these groups, the government will set up 75 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) hubs across the country for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) only.

To promote scientific talent and contribute to the socio-economic development of these communities, the government will set up 75 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) hubs across the country, especially for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

Mr Singh said the decision was taken after a high-level review meeting with senior officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) here.

“In the last two years, 20 STI hubs (13 for SCs, 7 for STs) have already been established by DST which will directly benefit 20,000 SCs and STs through various interventions across farms, non-agricultural, other ancillary livelihoods. The sector and various livelihood resources such as energy, water, health, education, etc. will spread, ”he said.

He said that 75 STI hubs would be set up in the country exclusively for SCs and STs to ensure the development, nurture and supply of appropriate and relevant technologies for building sustainable livelihoods for SC and ST communities.

The Union Minister of State (Independent Responsibility) for Science and Technology has said that STI hubs will have three main objectives.

The first is to address the weakest linkages of the main livelihood system through science and technology (S&T) interventions, the second is to build social enterprises based on the strengths of the livelihood system and the last is to improve the Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS). ) Through S&T inputs to strengthen livelihoods.

(PTI)

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