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Prime Minister Modi Inaugurated First-of-its-Kind Conclave Held at Ahmedabad Today

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the first of its type Conclave will improve Center-State coordination and collaboration procedures.

Shruti Kandwal
PM Modi inaugurated the Centre-State Science Conclave
PM Modi inaugurated the Centre-State Science Conclave

In order to encourage a technological and innovative ecosystem, The Centre-State Science Conclave was inaugurated today via video conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The first-of-its-kind Conclave, according to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), would enhance Centre-State coordination and collaboration mechanisms in the spirit of cooperative federalism to create a strong science, technology, and innovation (STI) ecosystem throughout the nation.

On September 10 and 11, the two-day Conclave will be held at Science City in Ahmedabad. It will include sessions on different thematic areas including STI Vision 2047; Future Growth Pathways and Vision for STI in States; Health: Digital Health Care for All; Doubling Private Sector investment in R&D by 2030; Agriculture: Technological interventions for improving farmers' income; Water: Innovation for producing potable drinking water; Energy: Clean Energy for All including S&T role in Hydrogen mission; Deep Ocean Mission and its relevance for Coastal States/UTs as well as country's future economy.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh both attended the conclave's inauguration.

According to PMO, the first-of-its-kind Conclave will feature participation from state and union territory science and technology ministers and secretaries, corporate leaders, NGOs, young scientists, and students.

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